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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2009
  • pp: 6475–6478

Quantum noise limited tunable single-frequency Nd:YLF/LBO laser at 526.5 nm

Xiaomin Guo, Xuyang Wang, Yongmin Li, and Kuanshou Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 33, pp. 6475-6478 (2009)

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We describe continuous wave single-frequency operation of an intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YLF ring laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode. Output power of 770 mW has been achieved at 526.5 nm . The amplitude noise of the laser reaches the quantum noise limit for frequencies above 5 MHz , and the phase noise reaches the quantum noise limit for frequencies above 10 MHz . The laser’s emission frequency can be tuned over 12 GHz by using an intracavity Li Ta O 3 electro-optic crystal based Fabry–Perot etalon.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2009
Published: November 13, 2009

Xiaomin Guo, Xuyang Wang, Yongmin Li, and Kuanshou Zhang, "Quantum noise limited tunable single-frequency Nd:YLF/LBO laser at 526.5 nm," Appl. Opt. 48, 6475-6478 (2009)

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