Gradient-Index-Mirror Solid-State Lasers
Abbreviated Journal Title
DIODE PUMPING; SOLID-STATE LASERS; GRIN OPTICS; COMPACT LASERS; SINGLE-FREQUENCY LASERS; Optics
The properties of diode-pumped lasers with gradient-index (GRIN)-mirror resonators are described. The total loss of typical GRIN elements is measured and is found to be comparable with conventional mirrors. The efficiency, threshold, and modal quality of GRIN-mirror Nd:YAG lasers are shown to compare favorably with conventional designs. In addition, a polarized single-frequency laser that uses GRIN elements in conjunction with metal-film etalons is constructed and is shown to deliver output powers comparable with those of more complicated single-frequency designs.
"Gradient-Index-Mirror Solid-State Lasers" (1994). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1039.