Abstract

350 mW of single-frequency power from a diode-pumped solid-state Nd:YVO4 laser has been obtained from a coupled resonator design without any intracavity elements. Single-frequency operation was obtained by use of a very short laser rod and a coupled resonator design. The two coupled resonators were formed by the two faces of a very short Nd:YVO4 laser crystal and an output coupling mirror. The interaction of the two coupled cavities caused a modification of the eigenmodes supporting laser action in a single longitudinal mode. This design, which is extremely simple, represents a cost-efficient way of obtaining single-frequency output.

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