Abstract

Single-longitudinal-mode output as great as 1 mJ has been obtained from a grating-tuned Nd:YVO4 laser pumped by a quasi-cw laser-diode array. A simple cavity design containing a diffraction grating at a high angle of incidence has permitted the output to be tuned over a wavelength range of greater than 1 nm. High optical losses at the grating are compensated for by use of a high-gain transverse pumping scheme and a single high-angle-of-incidence reflection within the Nd:YVO4 bar.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Top and side views of the laser cavity. The direction of the crystal c axis is indicated.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse energy versus the output wavelength. We determined the center wavelength assuming the emission from a reference Nd:YAG laser was at 1064.14 nm. Fabry–Perot fringes are shown in the insets for (a) SLM operation and (b) multimode operation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal history of the optical output pulse (horizontal scale, 40 μs/division). The oscillator was operated at the peak of the tuning curve in a single longitudinal mode. The current pulse applied to the diode laser is shown for reference.

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