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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3001–3006

Efficient generation of a three-primary-color laser from the second-harmonic emission of a Nd:YAG laser

Teppei Sotoda, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 15, pp. 3001-3006 (2007)

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Laser emission, consisting of three primary colors, is generated by frequency conversions of the second-harmonic emission of a picosecond ( 120 ps ) Nd:YAG laser by means of stimulated Raman scattering and subsequent four-wave Raman mixing in molecular deuterium. In the double-pass configuration, the fundamental beam ( 532 nm , 14.16 mJ , 100% ) is converted to blue ( 459 nm , 1.71 mJ , 12.1% ) , green ( 532 nm , 7.04 mJ , 49.7% ) , and red ( 632 nm , 4.90 mJ , 34.6% ) , resulting in a total conversion efficiency of 96.4%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

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Teppei Sotoda, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka, "Efficient generation of a three-primary-color laser from the second-harmonic emission of a Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 3001-3006 (2007)

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