Abstract

We have designed and tested a laser-diode-pumped monolithic Nd:YAG oscillator. The electrical-to-optical slope efficiency was 6.5%. The frequency jitter was less than 10 kHz over a 0.3-sec period, the best frequency stability reported for a Nd:YAG laser to date.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  7. K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, Appl. Opt. 18, 3882 (1979).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. D. Botez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 190 (1980).
    [CrossRef]
  9. Selfoc Handbook, NSG America, Inc., 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey 07066.
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    [CrossRef]
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1984 (1)

1982 (2)

C. H. Henry, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 259 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Y. L. Sun, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 7, 408, (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1980 (1)

D. Botez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 190 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (2)

K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, Appl. Opt. 18, 3882 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integ. Opt. 2, 19 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Botez, D.

D. Botez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 190 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Burrus, C. A.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integ. Opt. 2, 19 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Danielmeyer, H. G.

H. G. Danielmeyer, “Progress in Nd:YAG lasers,” in Lasers, Vol. 4, A. K. Levine, A. J. DeMaria, eds. (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1976).

Henry, C. H.

C. H. Henry, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 259 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Hino, I.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Iwamoto, K.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

T. J. Kane, B. Zhou, R. L. Byer, Appl. Opt. 23, 2477 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Kane, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Kubodera, K.

Matsumoto, S.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Otsuka, K.

Saito, F.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Stone, J.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integ. Opt. 2, 19 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Y. L.

Washio, K.

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

Zhou, B.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. Washio, K. Iwamoto, K. Inoue, I. Hino, S. Matsumoto, F. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 720 (1976).
[CrossRef]

D. Botez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 190 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Fiber Integ. Opt. (1)

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integ. Opt. 2, 19 (1979).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. H. Henry, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 259 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (6)

H. G. Danielmeyer, “Progress in Nd:YAG lasers,” in Lasers, Vol. 4, A. K. Levine, A. J. DeMaria, eds. (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1976).

T. J. Kane, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Specifications for RCA C86030E cw injection laser. RCA Corporation, New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604.

Spectra Diode Laboratories, Inc., 3333 North First Street, San Jose, California 95134.

Selfoc Handbook, NSG America, Inc., 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey 07066.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser diode, gradient-index lens, and monolithic Nd:YAG oscillator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Power input versus output for the 5-mm Nd:YAG rod end pumped with the CDH-LOC laser, focused by a quarter-pitch Selfoc lens.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Bulk absorptivity of Nd:YAG near 810 nm. Absorptivity a is defined by I(x) = I(0)eax, where I(x) is the optical intensity at a position x. Data points are plotted as a function of diode temperature for a particular diode. The temperature range is indicated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum-analyzer trace of beating between independent lasers, recorded over 0.3 sec, shows a frequency jitter of 10 kHz.

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Δ ν laser = h ν / 2 π t c 2 P 0 ,

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