1 December 2006 Design and characterization of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG retroreflecting slab laser
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Optical Engineering, 45(12), 124203 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2403133
Abstract
We describe the design and lasing characteristics of a miniaturized, chip-scale Nd:YAG slab laser. The Nd:YAG laser slab utilizes a retroreflecting corner to achieve a 17-cm optical path length with slab geometry of 10×12×2 mm. The laser is constructed, tested, and shown to successfully lase at 1064 nm under edge pumping with an AlGaAs diode laser at 808 nm. The slab laser is operated in a pulsed-pump excitation mode and shown to support a TEM10 single output mode. The fluence achievable from the edge pumping of this initial cavity geometry results in a 6.0% experimentally measured lasing efficiency.
Steven D. Woodruff, NarasimhaRao Ayyalasomayajula, Lawrence Anthony Hornak, "Design and characterization of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG retroreflecting slab laser," Optical Engineering 45(12), 124203 (1 December 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2403133
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Nd:YAG lasers

Semiconductor lasers

Diodes

Mirrors

Transmission electron microscopy

Laser applications

Optical engineering

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