Abstract

A high-efficiency diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG oscillator designed for future spaceborne applications has been demonstrated and characterized. The laser is based on a side-pumped slab geometry and uses an unstable resonator with a radially variable-reflectivity output coupler. The laser provides an output pulse energy of 100 mJ at a 100-Hz repetition rate, with a near-diffraction-limited beam and an overall electrical optical efficiency exceeding 6%.

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J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

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Injeyan, H.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

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K. J. Snell, N. McCarthy, M. Piché, and P. Lavigne, Opt. Commun. 65, 377 (1988).

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L. E. Holder, C. Kennedy, L. Long, and G. Dubé, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 986 (1992).

Machan, J.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

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S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1172 (1988).

Marabella, L.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

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A. Marini, E. Armandillo, A. Culoma, and C. Norrie, in Proceedings of the 18th International Laser Radar Conference (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), p. 209.

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K. J. Snell, N. McCarthy, M. Piché, and P. Lavigne, Opt. Commun. 65, 377 (1988).

Mitchel, M.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

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A. Marini, E. Armandillo, A. Culoma, and C. Norrie, in Proceedings of the 18th International Laser Radar Conference (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), p. 209.

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K. J. Snell, N. McCarthy, M. Piché, and P. Lavigne, Opt. Commun. 65, 377 (1988).

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A. E. Siegman, Lasers (Oxford U. Press, London, 1986), p. 883.

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Stephen, M. A.

Svelto, O.

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1172 (1988).

Valley, M.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

Zamel, J.

J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

Appl. Opt.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1172 (1988).

L. E. Holder, C. Kennedy, L. Long, and G. Dubé, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 986 (1992).

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J. Machan, M. Valley, G. Holleman, M. Mitchel, D. Burchman, J. Zamel, G. Harpole, H. Injeyan, and L. Marabella, J. Laser Appl. 8, 225 (1996).

Opt. Commun.

K. J. Snell, N. McCarthy, M. Piché, and P. Lavigne, Opt. Commun. 65, 377 (1988).

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Other

A. Marini, E. Armandillo, A. Culoma, and C. Norrie, in Proceedings of the 18th International Laser Radar Conference (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), p. 209.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (Oxford U. Press, London, 1986), p. 883.

J. Kasinski, P. Bournes, D. DiBiase, and R. Burnham, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 274.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), p. 444.

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