Compact, diode-side-pumped and Q-switched Nd:YLiF4 laser cavity operating at 1053 nm with diffraction limited beam quality
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- Deana, A.M., Ranieri, I.M., Baldochi, S.L. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2012) 106: 877. doi:10.1007/s00340-011-4828-1
This work reports a diode-side-pumped and passively Q-switched Nd:YLiF4 (YLF) laser operating at 1053 nm using a new laser resonator concept. Very stable pulses of 1 mJ energy with less than 10 ns pulse duration are obtained at 1 kHz repetition rate in a very simple, compact, and robust cavity that uses a double bounce configuration to achieve TEM00 operation.