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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2979–2982

Experimental study of the generation of a blue laser by intracavity frequency doubling of a cw Nd : Gd VO 4 laser with lithium borate

Zheng Quan, Yao Yi, Li Bin, Zhou Kai, Liu Yang, and Zhao Ling  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 16, pp. 2979-2982 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.002979


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Abstract

Efficient cw intracavity frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd : Gd VO 4 laser that operates in the F 3 / 2 4 I 9 / 2 4 transition at 912 nm is demonstrated. A 15 mm long lithium borate crystal, cut for critical type I phase matching at room temperature, was used for second harmonic generation of the fundamental laser. A maximum output power of 14.8 W in the deep blue spectral range at 456 nm was achieved at an incident pump power of 40 W . In 2 h we achieved an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 37% with a better than 2.57% power stability.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2009
Published: May 20, 2009

Citation
Zheng Quan, Yao Yi, Li Bin, Zhou Kai, Liu Yang, and Zhao Ling, "Experimental study of the generation of a blue laser by intracavity frequency doubling of a cw Nd:GdVO4 laser with lithium borate," Appl. Opt. 48, 2979-2982 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-16-2979


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