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Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers and amplifiers

Bowkett, Glenn Christopher (1999) Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers and amplifiers. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

An investigation of microchip laser and amplifier systems using the material Neodymium doped Yttrium orthovanadate (Nd:YV04) has been performed. This project takes advantage of recent improvements in the growth of Nd:YV04 to investigate its potential as a compact and simple single longitudinal mode laser. Such lasers (termed microchip lasers) have important applications in laser seeding, communications and frequency doubled micro-laser systems. The material has also been investigated as a compact optical amplifier.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical amplifiers, lasers, microchips, microchip lasers, fluorescence, neodymium, laser seeding, wave length, light spectrum
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
FOR Classification > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 04:23
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15570
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