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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2005
  • pp: 7156–7160

High-power cw 671 nm output by intracavity frequency doubling of a double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

Ai-Yun Yao, Wei Hou, Yong Bi, Ai-Cong geng, Xue-Chun Lin, Yu-Peng Kong, Da-Fu Cui, Ling-An Wu, and Zu-Yan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 33, pp. 7156-7160 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.007156


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Abstract

We report on a high-power (cw) red laser at 671 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a double-end-pumped 1342 nm Nd:YVO4 laser based on the nonlinear crystal LiB3O5. A red output power of 3.38 W is obtained for a pump power of 27 W, with corresponding optical-to-optical efficiency of 12.5%. The 671 nm beam is nearly diffraction limited.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2005
Published: November 20, 2005

Citation
Ai-Yun Yao, Wei Hou, Yong Bi, Ai-Cong geng, Xue-Chun Lin, Yu-Peng Kong, Da-Fu Cui, Ling-An Wu, and Zu-Yan Xu, "High-power cw 671 nm output by intracavity frequency doubling of a double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Appl. Opt. 44, 7156-7160 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-33-7156


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