Abstract

First, second, third, fourth, and fifth harmonics of the output of a fiber-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser have been obtained at pulse energies of 8.0, 3.5, 0.3, 0.7, and 0.01 μJ, respectively, in an optical head occupying a volume of less than 3 cm3. This compact, economical all-solid-state source provides coherent subnanosecond multikilowatt infrared, visible, and ultraviolet pulses at repetition rates in excess of 10 kHz.

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J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, Opt. Lett. 18, 1427 (1994).
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R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

1965 (1)

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Ashkin, A.

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Boyd, G. D.

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Brinkman, M. J.

M. J. Brinkman, A. Romanovsky, D. A. Deacon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CPD 18.

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Davis, L.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

Deacon, D. A.

M. J. Brinkman, A. Romanovsky, D. A. Deacon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CPD 18.

Dill, C.

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, Opt. Lett. 18, 1427 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2.

Dziedzic, J. M.

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Eckardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Eimerl, D.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

Graham, E. K.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

Hammerich, A.

C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, A. Hammerich, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2318 (1995).
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Hänsch, T. W.

C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, A. Hammerich, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2318 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kelley, P. L.

J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991);J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1239 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kleinman, D. A.

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Kliner, D. A. V.

Malekei, L.

A. Williams, D. J. Sidel, L. Malekei, in Digest of Advanced Solid-State and Blue Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWC8.

Masuda, H.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ochoa, J.

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2.

Romanovsky, A.

M. J. Brinkman, A. Romanovsky, D. A. Deacon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CPD 18.

Sidel, D. J.

A. Williams, D. J. Sidel, L. Malekei, in Digest of Advanced Solid-State and Blue Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWC8.

Velsko, S.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

Vuletic, V.

C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, A. Hammerich, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2318 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Williams, A.

A. Williams, D. J. Sidel, L. Malekei, in Digest of Advanced Solid-State and Blue Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWC8.

Zalkin, A.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

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J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, Opt. Lett. 18, 1427 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991);J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1239 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2.

Zimmermann, C.

C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, A. Hammerich, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2318 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, A. Hammerich, T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2318 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991);J. J. Zayhowski, P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1239 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkin, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

G. D. Boyd, A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. A 137, 1305 (1965).

Other (3)

M. J. Brinkman, A. Romanovsky, D. A. Deacon, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CPD 18.

A. Williams, D. J. Sidel, L. Malekei, in Digest of Advanced Solid-State and Blue Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper JWC8.

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2.

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Table 1 Refractive Indices of BBO at Nd:YAG Harmonics

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l a = π ω e 3 tan ( ρ 3 ) .
ω e 3 ( 1 ω e 1 2 + 1 ω e 2 2 ) - 1 / 2 ,
tan ( ρ 3 ) = ( n o 3 2 n e 3 2 - 1 ) tan θ 1 + n o 3 2 n e 3 2 tan 2 θ ,
Δ k = 2 π ( n e 3 ( θ ) λ 3 - n o 2 λ 2 - n o 1 λ 1 ) = 0 ,
n e 3 ( θ ) = ( cos 2 θ n o 3 2 + sin 2 θ n e 3 2 ) - 1 / 2 .
I 3 = 2 π 2 d eff 2 n o 1 n o 2 n o 3 ( θ ) c ɛ λ 3 2 f ( δ θ 1 ) f ( δ θ 2 ) l a 2 I 1 I 2 ,
d eff = d 31 sin ( θ + ρ 3 ) - d 22 cos ( θ + ρ 3 ) sin 3 ϕ
θ acc = 2 π l a ( Δ k θ ) - 1
f ( δ θ ) θ acc / θ e .
d 3 = l / tan ( ρ 3 ) .
P 3 = 2 I 3 π ω o 3 d 3 ,
E 3 = 1.16 P 3 t 3 ,
t 3 = ( 1 t 1 2 + 1 t 2 2 ) - 1 / 2 .

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