An efficient, compact blue light source based on an intracavity frequency doubled Nd:YVO4 thin disc laser is presented. The laser outputs up to 2 W at a wavelength of 457 nm.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
S. Knoke, K. Pachomis, and G. Hollemann, "Generation of 2 W cw output power at 457 nm based on a frequency doubled Nd:YVO4 thin disc laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CFE5.