The effect of gain crystal temperature on a miniature single frequency Nd:YVO4 laser

T.K. Lake, A. Kemp, B.D. Sinclair

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Summary form only given. Microchip lasers represent highly efficient sources of laser radiation and are easily mass produced at low cost. However, it is difficult to operate them on a single frequency at output powers greater than about 150 mW. Hence, laser geometries that maintain the simplicity exhibited by microchip lasers yet which can be operated on a single frequency at higher output powers are of great interest. In the paper we demonstrate the potential of a birefringent filter, consisting of a Brewster plate and a birefringent crystal, as a frequency selective element in a micro-laser which has additionally, a birefringent gain crystal. Single frequency output powers greater than 760 mW have been obtained at 1064 nm for 2 W of diode laser pump power
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
ISBN (Print)1-55752-662-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Brewster plate
  • Jones calculus modeling
  • Nd
  • YVO4 laser
  • birefringent crystal
  • birefringent filter
  • birefringent gain crystal
  • diode laser pump power
  • frequency selective element
  • gain crystal temperature
  • laser geometries
  • laser radiation
  • microchip lasers
  • miniature single frequency laser
  • single frequency output powers


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