A compact green-light source with 5.1 W at 531 nm and 0.31 overall optical-to-optical efficiency, based on an intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4 micro-laser that is pumped by diode laser directly into the emitting level, is described.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira, Y. Tamaoki, and H. Kan, "Generation of 5 W Continuous-Wave Green Power at 531 nm Based on a Frequency-Doubled Nd:GdVO4 Micro-Laser Pumped into the Emitting Level at 879 nm," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MF19.
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