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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3036–3038

Modulation and the linewidth enhancement factor of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

Thomas Fordell, Simo Valling, and Åsa Marie Lindberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 22, pp. 3036-3038 (2005)

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A technique based on an FM/AM method is proposed for measuring the linewidth enhancement factor alpha of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. A standard rate equation model is complemented with temperature effects to explain the observed behavior under pump modulation. The result alpha=0.25±0.13 agrees with values deduced from recent optical injection experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Thomas Fordell, Simo Valling, and Åsa Marie Lindberg, "Modulation and the linewidth enhancement factor of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 3036-3038 (2005)

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