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Type: Conference paper
Title: 10W, Single Frequency, CW Nd:YAG Laser
Author: Hosken, D.
Mudge, D.
Veitch, P.
Citation: 16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics [electronic resource] : physics for the nation : congress proceedings / [Max Colla (ed.)]
Publisher: Australian National University
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 0959806482
Conference Name: Australian Institute of Physics Congress (16th : 2005 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
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David J. Hosken, Damien Mudge, Peter J. Veitch, Jesper Munch, Kohei Takeno
Abstract: We describe the development and characterisation of a 10W cw Nd:YAG travelling-wave laser[1] that is injectionlocked to produce a low noise, single frequency, diffraction limited TEM00 output[2,3]. The 10W slave laser uses the side pumped, top and bottom cooled, coplanar folded zigzag slab (CPFS) architecture[4] and has been optimised for portability and reliability. This laser is used at the high power test facility of the Australian Consortium for Interferometric Gravitational Astronomy (ACIGA), with another version to be installed on the Japanese TAMA long-baseline gravitational wave interferometer. We shall report on laser performance including amplitude and frequency stability. [1] D.J. Hosken, D. Mudge, C. Hollitt, K. Takeno, P.J. Veitch, M.W. Hamilton and J. Munch, Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 151, 216, 2003. [2] D.J. Ottaway, P.J. Veitch, M.W. Hamilton, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge and J. Munch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2006, 1998. [3] D.J Ottaway, P.J. Veitch, C. Hollitt, D. Mudge, M.W Hamilton and J. Munch, Appl. Physics B, 71, 163, 2000. [4] J. Richards and A. McInnes, Opt. Lett. 20, 371, 1995.
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