Abstract

We demonstrate a self-pumped phase-conjugate diode-pumped Nd:YAG loop resonator. In the injected configuration a maximum phase-conjugate reflectivity of 32 is obtained. The output beam has a pulse shape of 30 ns, which shows the self-Q-switching ability of the resonator. By use of a low-refractive-output coupler, a self-starting version was produced. The resonator operated in a stable diffraction-limited TEM00 mode, even with severe intracavity phase aberrations. A maximum energy of 5.5  mJ (2.4% of the energy of the high-brightness stacks that was incident upon the Nd:YAG crystals) in a 20-ns single-longitudinal-mode pulse was measured.

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M. S. Barashkov, B. Y. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, M. I. Kriminskii, S. P. Oshkin, A. F. Ummov, and M. A. Kharchenko, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 631 (1990).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. S. Barashkov, B. Y. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, M. I. Kriminskii, S. P. Oshkin, A. F. Ummov, and M. A. Kharchenko, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 631 (1990).
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Kireev, S. E.

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[CrossRef]

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M. S. Barashkov, B. Y. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, M. I. Kriminskii, S. P. Oshkin, A. F. Ummov, and M. A. Kharchenko, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 631 (1990).
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V. A. Berenberg, A. E. Vasil’ev, I. V. Mochalov, G. T. Petrovskii, M. A. Kharchenko, and V. V. Shuvalov, Opt. Spektrosk. 65, 302 (1988).

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M. S. Barashkov, B. Y. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, M. I. Kriminskii, S. P. Oshkin, A. F. Ummov, and M. A. Kharchenko, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 631 (1990).
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Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Spektrosk. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (2)

I. M. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, S. E. Kireev, and A. I. Odintsov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 16, 535 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Barashkov, B. Y. Bel’dyugin, M. V. Zolotarev, M. I. Kriminskii, S. P. Oshkin, A. F. Ummov, and M. A. Kharchenko, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 631 (1990).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experiment (self-starting version): OC, output coupler; P1, P2, Glan polarizers; FR, Faraday rotator; λ/2, half-wave plate; Tc, transmission factor in the clockwise direction; Ta, transmission factor in the anticlockwise direction, f’s, long focal lenses. See text for other definitions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal traces of the input and output beams from the injected configuration. The buildup time is 40 ns.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Q-switched output pulse from the self-starting configuration with the pump pulse. (b) Q-switched output pulse (different scale).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) High-quality TEM00 profile of the output beam from the self-starting version. (b) Distorted spatial profile of a TEM00 beam after it passes through the phase-plate aberrator. (c) Output-beam spatial profile corrected for those aberrations.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output energy as a function of the total pump energy that is incident upon the crystals.

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