Abstract

We report on an experimental demonstration of single frequency operation of an injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser in a high noise and vibration environment.

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  1. Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Stable Single-Axial-Mode Operation of an Unstable-Resonator Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Locking,” Opt. Lett. 5, 96–98 (1980).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. Y. K. Park, “Frequency and Mode Control of Q-Switched Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford U., Stanford, CA (1981).
  3. Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
    [CrossRef]
  4. R. E. Teets, “Feedback to Maintain Injection Locking of Nd:YAG Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, QE-20, 326–331 (1984).
    [CrossRef]
  5. P. Esherick, A. Owyoung, “Polarization Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser for Spectroscopic Applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 41–47 (1987).
  6. L. A. Rahn, “Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 940–942 (1985).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. W. Henderson, “Single Frequency Operation of Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1986).
  8. S. W. Henderson, E. H. Yuen, E. S. Fry, “Fast Resonance-Detection Technique for Single-Frequency Operation of Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Lasers,” Opt. Lett. 11, 715–717 (1986).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. P. G. Gobbi, S. Morosi, G. C. Reali, A. S. Zarkasi, “Novel Unstable Resonator Configuration with a Self-Filtering Aperture: Experimental Characterization of the Nd:YAG Loaded Cavity,” Appl. Opt. 24, 26–33 (1985).
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1987 (1)

P. Esherick, A. Owyoung, “Polarization Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser for Spectroscopic Applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 41–47 (1987).

1986 (1)

1985 (2)

1984 (2)

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
[CrossRef]

R. E. Teets, “Feedback to Maintain Injection Locking of Nd:YAG Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, QE-20, 326–331 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

Byer, R. L.

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Stable Single-Axial-Mode Operation of an Unstable-Resonator Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Locking,” Opt. Lett. 5, 96–98 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Esherick, P.

P. Esherick, A. Owyoung, “Polarization Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser for Spectroscopic Applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 41–47 (1987).

Fry, E. S.

Giuliani, G.

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Stable Single-Axial-Mode Operation of an Unstable-Resonator Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Locking,” Opt. Lett. 5, 96–98 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gobbi, P. G.

Henderson, S. W.

S. W. Henderson, E. H. Yuen, E. S. Fry, “Fast Resonance-Detection Technique for Single-Frequency Operation of Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Lasers,” Opt. Lett. 11, 715–717 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. W. Henderson, “Single Frequency Operation of Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1986).

Morosi, S.

Owyoung, A.

P. Esherick, A. Owyoung, “Polarization Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser for Spectroscopic Applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 41–47 (1987).

Park, Y. K.

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Stable Single-Axial-Mode Operation of an Unstable-Resonator Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Locking,” Opt. Lett. 5, 96–98 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. K. Park, “Frequency and Mode Control of Q-Switched Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford U., Stanford, CA (1981).

Rahn, L. A.

Reali, G. C.

Teets, R. E.

R. E. Teets, “Feedback to Maintain Injection Locking of Nd:YAG Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, QE-20, 326–331 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Yuen, E. H.

Zarkasi, A. S.

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (1)

R. E. Teets, “Feedback to Maintain Injection Locking of Nd:YAG Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron, QE-20, 326–331 (1984).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, “Single Axial Mode Operation of a Q-Switched Nd:YAG Oscillator by Injection Seeding,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117–125 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

P. Esherick, A. Owyoung, “Polarization Feedback Stabilization of an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser for Spectroscopic Applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 41–47 (1987).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

S. W. Henderson, “Single Frequency Operation of Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1986).

Y. K. Park, “Frequency and Mode Control of Q-Switched Nd:YAG Lasers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford U., Stanford, CA (1981).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a diode laser-pumped injection-seeded Q-switched Nd:YAG laser system: P, polarizers; M, mirrors; HW, halfwave plate; QW, quarterwave plates; PZ, piezoelectric stack; PC, Pockels cells; A, aperture; RDE, resonance-detection electronics; OI, Faraday rotator based optical isolator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Resonance detection signal for eight successive laser shots showing the resulting intensity modulation at (a) a sound level of 75 dB and (b) a sound level of 115 dB.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectra of the injection-seeded Q-switched laser output. The spectra at 75 and 115 dB are offset vertically and horizontally for clarity. Each spectrum is taken over a time interval of more than 5-min scan time (corresponding to ~3000 laser shots) with a scanning confocal interferometer whose cw finesse is ~100. The two peaks are separated by the free spectral range of 1.5 GHz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal response profile of the Nd:YAG laser output.

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