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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1976–1978

High modal discrimination in a Nd:YAG laser resonator with internal phase gratings

James R. Leger, Diana Chen, and Kevin Dai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 1976-1978 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001976


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Abstract

A unique laser resonator containing an internal phase grating and a diffractive mode-selecting mirror provides high modal discrimination in a Nd:YAG laser cavity. Single-spatial-mode lasers with high Fresnel numbers are possible, with negligible loss to the fundamental mode.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

Citation
James R. Leger, Diana Chen, and Kevin Dai, "High modal discrimination in a Nd:YAG laser resonator with internal phase gratings," Opt. Lett. 19, 1976-1978 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-23-1976


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