Abstract

We have built a single-frequency Nd:YAG laser capable of producing an output power of 101 W by injection locking a slave laser that can emit an output power of 121 W in the free-running state to a 2-W master laser. We confirmed that the output mode was diffraction limited and linearly polarized.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2696 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. F. Teehan, J. C. Bienfang, and C. A. Denman, Appl. Opt. 39, 3076 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1983 (1)

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Abbott, R.

Bienfang, J. C.

Brillet, A.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Cregut, O.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Day, T.

Denman, C. A.

Drever, R. W.P.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Eguchi, N.

Fallnich, C.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Farinas, A. D.

Ford, G. M.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Frede, M.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Freitag, I.

Fujikawa, S.

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2696 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Golla, D.

Gustafson, E. K.

Hall, J. L.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Hamilton, M. W.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hollitt, C.

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hough, J.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Imai, Y.

Kane, T. J.

Knoke, S.

Konno, S.

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2696 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kowalski, F. V.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kracht, D.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Kubota, S.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Man, C. N.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Menhert, A.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mio, N.

K. Takeno, S. Moriwaki, and N. Mio, Class. Quantum Grav. 21, S881 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Mio and the LCGT Collaboration, Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 151, 221 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Moriwaki, S.

K. Takeno, S. Moriwaki, and N. Mio, Class. Quantum Grav. 21, S881 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mudge, D.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Munch, J.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Munley, A. J.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Nabors, C. D.

Oka, M.

Ostermeyer, M.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ottaway, D.

Ottaway, D. J.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Peuser, P.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Rollins, J.

Schmitt, N. P.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Schöne, W.

Seifert, F.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Shoemaker, D.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986), p. 1129.

Takeno, K.

K. Takeno, S. Moriwaki, and N. Mio, Class. Quantum Grav. 21, S881 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Teehan, R. F.

Tünnermann, A.

Veitch, P. J.

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wallmeroth, K.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ward, H.

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Weiss, R.

Welling, H.

Wilhelm, R.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Willke, B.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

Yang, S. T.

Yasui, K.

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2696 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zeller, P.

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

Zucker, M.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M. W. Hamilton, and J. Munch, Appl. Phys. B 71, 163 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. W.P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2696 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Class. Quantum Grav. (2)

K. Takeno, S. Moriwaki, and N. Mio, Class. Quantum Grav. 21, S881 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Mudge, M. Ostermeyer, D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, J. Munch, and M. W. Hamilton, Class. Quantum Grav. 19, 1783 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. J. Ottaway, P. J. Veitch, M. W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

O. Cregut, C. N. Man, D. Shoemaker, A. Brillet, A. Menhert, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, P. Zeller, and K. Wallmeroth, Phys. Lett. A 140, 294 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. (1)

N. Mio and the LCGT Collaboration, Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 151, 221 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2005 Technical Digest on CD-ROM (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MC2.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986), p. 1129.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the injection-locking experiment. FI, Faraday isolator; EOM, electro-optic modulator; OC, output coupler; ROC, radius of curvature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Frequency spectra of (a) the free-running slave laser and (b) the 99-W injection-locked laser, analyzed with a scanning Fabry–Perot instrument.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the injection-locked laser. The data were calibrated by the 95.6% reflection of the pick-off mirror to show the actual output power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Free-running frequency noise of the injection-locked laser at an output power of 84 W and the slave cavity below the laser oscillation threshold.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Relative intensity noise of the injection-locked laser at an output power of 82 W, the linear laser cavity with the same laser module, and the master laser.

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