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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2003
  • pp: 1036–1039

Efficient Frequency Doubling of 1-W Continuous-Wave Ti:Sapphire Laser with a Robust High-Finesse External Cavity

Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuichi Asakawa, Tetsuaki Iwane, Katsumi Midorikawa, and Minoru Obara  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 6, pp. 1036-1039 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.001036


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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-6-1036


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