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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2013
  • pp: 1876–1880

Intracavity sum-frequency diode side-pumped all-solid-state generation yellow laser at 589 nm with an output power of 20.5 W

Yuning Wang, Quan Zheng, Yi Yao, and Xi Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 9, pp. 1876-1880 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.001876


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Abstract

A laser diode side-pumped all-solid-state pulse laser at 589 nm with high power, high conversion efficiency, and a small volume is demonstrated by intracavity sum-frequency generation. By carefully optimizing the cavity and adopting various techniques, a quasi-cw free oscillation yellow laser source, which has a maximum output power of 20.5 W, a repetition rate of 14.49 KHz, and a pulse width of 157 ns, is developed. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency is up to 5.11%, and the power stability is better than 2% in 2 h.

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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
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Yuning Wang, Quan Zheng, Yi Yao, and Xi Chen, "Intracavity sum-frequency diode side-pumped all-solid-state generation yellow laser at 589 nm with an output power of 20.5 W," Appl. Opt. 52, 1876-1880 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-9-1876


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