Abstract

The design and operating characteristics of a single-mode electro-optically tuned Nd-doped YVO4 laser are described. Tuning is accomplished by means of a section of LiTaO3 included in the 600-μm-long cavity. The laser has been tuned electronically over a range of >10 GHz and thermally over a range of >100 GHz without mode hopping.

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  14. Model 5412, Spectra Diode Laboratories, San Jose, Calif.
  15. Measured with a ModeMaster, Coherent Instrument Division, Auburn, Calif.

1993 (2)

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

1990 (2)

1989 (1)

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett 14, 24 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1987 (2)

1976 (2)

P. P. Yaney, L. G. DeShazer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1405 (1976).
[Crossref]

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

Baer, T.

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457 (1990).
[Crossref]

Baer, T. M.

T. M. Baer, M. S. Keirstead, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Series Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 72–74.

Barnes, N. P.

Birnbaum, M.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

Byer, R. L.

Cross, P. L.

DeShazer, L. G.

P. P. Yaney, L. G. DeShazer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1405 (1976).
[Crossref]

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

Dill, C.

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

Donald, D. K.

Fincher, C. L.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

Freitag, I.

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

Henion, S. R.

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

P. A. Shulz, S. R. Henion, Opt. Lett. 16, 578 (1991).
[Crossref]

Kane, T. J.

Keirstead, M. S.

T. M. Baer, M. S. Keirstead, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Series Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 72–74.

Keszenheimer, J. A.

J. A. Keszenheimer, K. F. Wall, S. F. Root, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 283–285.

Kintz, G. J.

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457 (1990).
[Crossref]

Kröpke, I.

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

Mooradian, A.

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett 14, 24 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nazarathy, M.

Nielsson, A. C.

Root, S. F.

J. A. Keszenheimer, K. F. Wall, S. F. Root, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 283–285.

Schulz, P. A.

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

Shulz, P. A.

Skolaut, M. W.

Storm, M. E.

Trutna, W. R.

Tucker, A. W.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

Wall, K. F.

J. A. Keszenheimer, K. F. Wall, S. F. Root, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 283–285.

Welling, H.

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

Yaney, P. P.

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett 14, 24 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. J. Kintz, T. Baer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1457 (1990).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. J. Zayhowski, P. A. Schulz, C. Dill, S. R. Henion, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1153 (1993).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, L. G. DeShazer, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 232 (1976); A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, J. W. Elder, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907 (1977).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

I. Freitag, I. Kröpke, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 101, 371 (1993).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett (1)

J. J. Zayhowski, A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett 14, 24 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

J. A. Keszenheimer, K. F. Wall, S. F. Root, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 283–285.

T. M. Baer, M. S. Keirstead, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Series Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 72–74.

The Nd:YVO4 was grown, and both piece parts were fabricated and coated, at Litton Airtron, Charlotte, N.C. The LaTiO3 crystal was grown by Crystal Technology, Palo Alto, Calif.

Model 5412, Spectra Diode Laboratories, San Jose, Calif.

Measured with a ModeMaster, Coherent Instrument Division, Auburn, Calif.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser cavity assembly.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Single-mode tuning range as a function of laser output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Electro-optic tuning coefficient of the laser cavity as a function of modulation frequency.

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