Abstract

By application of the technique of optical contact, a novel type of frequency-stable solid-state laser resonator has been developed. A diode-laser-pumped, monolithic integrated twisted-mode-cavity Nd:YAG laser with 80 mW of single-frequency output power at λ = 1.06 μm has been fabricated. A linewidth below 10 kHz has been measured for the free-running laser.

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K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
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1988 (2)

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
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1985 (1)

1972 (1)

D. A. Draegert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 235 (1972).
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1964 (1)

R. N. Smartt, J. V. Ramsay, J. Sci. Instrum. 41, 514, (1964).
[CrossRef]

Bergquist, J. C.

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

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[CrossRef]

Evtuhov, V.

Franz, J.

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

Meier, H.

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, A. C.

Peuser, P.

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ramsay, J. V.

R. N. Smartt, J. V. Ramsay, J. Sci. Instrum. 41, 514, (1964).
[CrossRef]

Schorp, B.

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
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Siegman, A. E.

Smartt, R. N.

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Wallmeroth, K.

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wandernoth, B.

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Xing, S. Z.

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

K. Wallmeroth, P. Peuser, Electron. Lett. 24, 1086 (1988).
[CrossRef]

K. Wallmeroth, B. Wandernoth, J. Franz, H. Meier, B. Schorp, Electron. Lett. 26, 572 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. A. Draegert, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 235 (1972).
[CrossRef]

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Sci. Instrum. (1)

R. N. Smartt, J. V. Ramsay, J. Sci. Instrum. 41, 514, (1964).
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Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical layout of the MITMC laser. All parts are fixed by optical contact. HR, highly reflecting; HT, highly transmitting; parts 1 and 3, sapphire; part 2, Nd:YAG; part 4, SF11 glass; parts 5 and 6, BK7 glass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum of the MITMC laser. The two peaks correspond to two consecutive transmission maxima of the Fabry–Perot spectrum analyzer (free spectral range 33.3 GHz, finesse ∼70).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Radio-frequency spectrum analyzer trace showing the beat signal that results from superposition of the MITMC laser with a monolithic ring laser. The sidebands correspond to the relaxation oscillations of both Nd:YAG lasers. Center frequency, 138 MHz; sweep time, 1 sec; resolution bandwidth, 3 kHz; horizontal scale, 100 kHz/division; vertical scale, 10 dB/division.

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Table 1 Optical and Thermal Constants and Center Thickness of the Parts Used for the Construction of the Monolithic Integrated Nd:YAG Lasera

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