7 February 2008 Design and performance of a high-repetition-rate single-frequency Yb:YAG microlaser
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We describe the design and performance of a high-repetition-rate single-frequency passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microlaser operating near 1030 nm. By using short cavity length, an intracavity Brewster polarizer, and an etalon output coupler, we are able to produce ~1-ns-long single-frequency pulses at repetition rates up to 19 kHz without shot-to-shot mode hopping. The laser's output spatial mode is TEM00 and its pulse energy varies between 31 μJ and 47 μJ depending on repetition rate. Its peak optical-to-optical efficiency is 22%.
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Randal L. Schmitt, Binh T. Do, "Design and performance of a high-repetition-rate single-frequency Yb:YAG microlaser", Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 687105 (7 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764745; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.764745
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