High modal discrimination in a Nd:YAG laser resonator with internal phase gratings

James R Leger, Diana Chen, Kevin Dai

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Abstract

A unique laser resonator containing an internal phase grating and a diffractive mode-selecting mirror provides high modal discrimination in a Nd:YAG laser cavity. Single-spatial-mode lasers with high Fresnel numbers are possible, with negligible loss to the fundamental mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1976-1978
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume19
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

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