Abstract

Single-frequency output from a unidirectional, out-of-plane, all-solid-state Nd:YAG ring resonator is demonstrated; the setup can be readily operated at both 1064 and 1319 nm with an end-pumping configuration. High multimode slope efficiencies of 42% were observed at 1064 nm, giving a maximum output power of 1.32 W. A maximum single-frequency, TEM00 output at 1319 nm of 650 mW was achieved with initial slope efficiencies of 17%. External enhancement cavity frequency doubling in TEM00 output power LiB3O5 gave a total single-frequency, of 18 mW at 659.5 nm.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Nd:YAG ring-laser resonator with pumping arrangement. Arrows show the direction of beam propagation. Note that the pumping optics for the coupled-in diode are identical to those of the straight-through case but rotated through 90°.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

TEM00 slope efficiency of 1319-nm output showing the addition of a second pump diode. The open circles represent the initial slope efficiency of 17% when only one diode is used, with the filled circles representing the addition of the second diode from a maximum initial pump power and the filled triangles representing the addition of the second diode from a 3-W initial pump.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-frequency spectrum of the 1319-nm TEM00 output from the scanning Fabry–Perot interferometer at 650-mW output power. FSR, free spectral range.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of enhancement cavity doubling of ring-laser radiation in LiB3O5 with an FM sideband locking technique. The acousto-optic modulator provides isolation.

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