We demonstrated an intrinsic conversion efficiency of 56% from the input fundamental power to the generated second-harmonic power. The second-harmonic power of 581 mW was obtained from the external cavity with a LiB3O5 crystal through the frequency doubling of a 1.17-W Ti:sapphire laser at 746 nm, when the finesse of the robust external cavity was 260.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2002
Published: February 20, 2003
Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuichi Asakawa, Tetsuaki Iwane, Katsumi Midorikawa, and Minoru Obara, "Efficient frequency doubling of 1-W continuous-wave Ti:sapphire laser with a robust high-finesse external cavity," Appl. Opt. 42, 1036-1039 (2003)