Spectral filtering in a diode-pumped Nd : YLF regenerative amplifier using a volume Bragg grating
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LASER; OSCILLATOR; GLASS; Optics
Instrument-limited suppression of out-of-band Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) is demonstrated in a Nd:YLF Diode-Pumped Regenerative Amplifier (DPRA) using a Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) as a spectrally selective reflective element. A VBG with 99.4% diffraction efficiency and 230-pm-FWHM reflection bandwidth produced a 43-pm-FWHM output spectral width in an unseeded DPRA compared to 150-pm FWHM in the same DPRA with no VBG. Instrument-limited ASE suppression is even observed when the DPRA seed pulse energy approaches the ASE background. (C) 2007 Optical Society of America
"Spectral filtering in a diode-pumped Nd : YLF regenerative amplifier using a volume Bragg grating" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7486.