Title: Simultaneous self-mode-locking of TEM(0,0) and TEM(1,0) modes in a Nd:YVO(4) laser: Application for measuring the thermal focal length
Authors: Liang, H. C.
Chiang, P. Y.
Huang, Y. J.
Lin, Y. C.
Chen, Y. F.
Department of Electrophysics
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2011
Abstract: We demonstrate that the simultaneous self-mode-locking of TEM(0,0) and TEM(1,0) modes can be achieved in a standard end-pumped Nd:YVO(4) laser. With this simultaneous self-mode-locking, the transverse beat frequency can be accurately measured as a function of the absorbed power. We employ the measured beat frequency and the cavity theory to precisely determine the effective focal length of the thermal lens in the gain medium.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1054660X11050197
ISSN: 1054-660X
DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X11050197
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Begin Page: 480
End Page: 484
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