Applied Physics B

, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp 877–880

Compact, diode-side-pumped and Q-switched Nd:YLiF4 laser cavity operating at 1053 nm with diffraction limited beam quality

  • A. M. Deana
  • I. M. Ranieri
  • S. L. Baldochi
  • N. U. Wetter
Article

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Deana
    • 1
  • I. M. Ranieri
    • 2
  • S. L. Baldochi
    • 2
  • N. U. Wetter
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Nove de JulhoSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Lasers e Aplicações, CNEN-IPEN/SPSão PauloBrazil

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