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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6394–6398

Tunable Green Laser Source Based on Frequency Mixing of Pump and Laser Radiation from a Nd:YVO4 Crystal Operating at 1342 nm with an Intracavity KTP Crystal

Daniel Jaque, Juan Jose Romero, Yidong Huang, and Zun Du Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 30, pp. 6394-6398 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.006394


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Abstract

We report on cw tunable green laser light generation from a Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> laser operating at 1342 nm. Visible radiation was produced by a frequency mixing of pump and laser radiation inside an intracavity KTP crystal. When Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> was diode pumped, green laser was tunable from 503 to 505 nm. The green tuning range increases up to 22 nm when a Ti:sapphire laser is used as the pump source. In nonoptimal conditions, and for a pump power of 650 mW, green power was above 3 mW and close to 0.1 mW for Ti:sapphire and diode pumping, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Daniel Jaque, Juan Jose Romero, Yidong Huang, and Zun Du Luo, "Tunable Green Laser Source Based on Frequency Mixing of Pump and Laser Radiation from a Nd:YVO4 Crystal Operating at 1342 nm with an Intracavity KTP Crystal," Appl. Opt. 41, 6394-6398 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-30-6394


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