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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2013
  • pp: 5171–5177

Dual-wavelength, continuous-wave Yb:YAG laser for high-resolution photothermal common-path interferometry

Fengjiang Zhuang, Bernd Jungbluth, Bastian Gronloh, Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, and Ge Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 21, pp. 5171-5177 (2013)

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We present a continuous-wave (CW) intracavity frequency-doubled Yb:YAG laser providing 1030 and 515 nm output simultaneously. This laser system was designed for photothermal common-path interferometry to measure spatially resolved profiles of the linear absorption in dielectric media and coatings for visible or infrared light as well as of the nonlinear absorption for the combination of both. A Z-shape laser cavity was designed, providing a beam waist in which an LBO crystal was located for effective second-harmonic generation (SHG). Suitable frequency conversion parameters and cavity configurations were discussed to achieve the optimal performance of a diode-pumped CW SHG laser. A 12.4 W 1030 nm laser and 5.4 W 515 nm laser were developed simultaneously in our experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

Fengjiang Zhuang, Bernd Jungbluth, Bastian Gronloh, Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, and Ge Zhang, "Dual-wavelength, continuous-wave Yb:YAG laser for high-resolution photothermal common-path interferometry," Appl. Opt. 52, 5171-5177 (2013)

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