Nd:YVO4 microchip lasers and amplifiers

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

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)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15570
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
Current > FOR Classification > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Optical amplifiers, lasers, microchips, microchip lasers, fluorescence, neodymium, laser seeding, wave length, light spectrum
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