We report the operation of Nd:YAG ring laser resonators formed by diffractive coupling from a gain volume hologram written in a Nd:YAG amplifier. Stable diffraction-limited output in a TEM00 mode is demonstrated in a Nd:YAG system with thermal lensing and without the requirement of spatial mode control.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 9, 1993
Published: March 15, 1994
R. P. M. Green, G. J. Crofts, and M. J. Damzen, "Holographic laser resonators in Nd:YAG," Opt. Lett. 19, 393-395 (1994)