Abstract

The oscillation characteristics and dynamics of Nd: YAG long lasers are described. Nd:YAG laser cavities ranging in length from 1 m to over 6.3 km were constructed and operated. The development of laser oscillation, power output, active angular fields, and resonances of the circulating optical flux were monitored. Although Nd:YAG is a homogeneously broadened laser amplifier, the Nd:YAG long laser exhibited characteristics of inhomogeneously broadened lasers of conventional lengths. A dynamical resonance was observed and identified as a resonance between the laser amplifier pumping rate and the stimulated emission rate.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Very Long Lasers

Gary J. Linford, Eugene R. Peressini, Walter R. Sooy, and Mary L. Spaeth
Appl. Opt. 13(2) 379-390 (1974)

Long-pulsewidth pulsed Nd:YAG laser

Biqing Ye and Zhonglin Ma
Appl. Opt. 27(21) 4371-4373 (1988)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription