Abstract

We present passively Q-switched microchip lasers with items bonded by spin-on-glass glue. Passive Q-switching is obtained by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser medium is a Nd:YVO4 crystal. These lasers generate pulse peak powers up to 20kW at a pulse duration as short as 50ps and pulse repetition rates of 166kHz. At 1064nm, a linear polarized transversal and longitudinal single-mode beam is emitted. To the best of our knowledge, these are the shortest pulses in the 1μJ energy range ever obtained with passively Q-switched microchip lasers. The quasi-monolithic setup ensures stable and reliable performance.

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E. Molva, P. Thony, L. Fulbert, J. Marty, M. Rabarot, and B. Ferrand, "Microchip lasers and micro-optics technologies," presented at European Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics and European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC'96) (Hamburg, Germany, September 8-13, 1996).

www.honeywell.com, www.silecs.com.

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Setup of the microchip laser.

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Fig. 2

Measured photodiode signal of the microchip laser employing SESAM-1.

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Fig. 3

Measured photodiode signal of the microchip laser employing SESAM-2.

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Fig. 4

Jitter width depending on the repetition rate.

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E P = F sat , L A Δ R T T + L .
t p 7 n l c Δ R ,

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