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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1093–1095

Self-pumped phase-conjugate diode-pumped Nd:YAG loop resonator

P. Sillard, A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 14, pp. 1093-1095 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001093


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Abstract

We demonstrate a self-pumped phase-conjugate diode-pumped Nd:YAG loop resonator. In the injected configuration a maximum phase-conjugate reflectivity of 32 is obtained. The output beam has a pulse shape of ~30 ns , which shows the self- <i>Q</i> -switching ability of the resonator. By use of a low-refractive-output coupler, a self-starting version was produced. The resonator operated in a stable diffraction-limited TEM<sub>00</sub> mode, even with severe intracavity phase aberrations. A maximum energy of 5.5 mJ (2.4% of the energy of the high-brightness stacks that was incident upon the Nd:YAG crystals) in a 20-ns single-longitudinal-mode pulse was measured.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

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P. Sillard, A. Brignon, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, "Self-pumped phase-conjugate diode-pumped Nd:YAG loop resonator," Opt. Lett. 23, 1093-1095 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-14-1093


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