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1 December 2006 Design and characterization of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG retroreflecting slab laser
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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.
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Steven D. Woodruff, NarasimhaRao Ayyalasomayajula, and Lawrence Anthony Hornak "Design and characterization of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG retroreflecting slab laser," Optical Engineering 45(12), 124203 (1 December 2006).
Published: 1 December 2006


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