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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2352–2356

Simultaneous orthogonal polarized dual-wavelength continuous-wave laser operation at 1079.5 nm and 1064.5 nm in Nd:YAlO3 and their sum-frequency mixing

Yanfei Lü, Pei Zhai, Jing Xia, Xihong Fu, and Shutao Li  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2352-2356 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002352


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Abstract

A dual-wavelength continuous-wave (cw) diode-end-pumped Nd:YAlO3 (Nd:YAP) laser that generates simultaneous laser at the wavelengths 1079.5 nm and 1064.5 nm is demonstrated. The optimum oscillation condition for the simultaneous orthogonal polarized dual-wavelength operation has been derived. A polarization beam splitter was placed in the cavity to split the beams polarizing in two orthogonal directions. We obtained a total power output over 6.5 W in two orthogonal polarized beam directions with 4.64 W in c-axis polarization and 1.86 W in a-axis polarization. Intracavity sum-frequency mixing at 1079.5 and 1064.5 nm was then realized in a KTiOPO4 (KTP) crystal to reach the green range. We obtained a cw output power of 1.12 W at 536 nm at the incident pump power of 17.3 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Citation
Yanfei Lü, Pei Zhai, Jing Xia, Xihong Fu, and Shutao Li, "Simultaneous orthogonal polarized dual-wavelength continuous-wave laser operation at 1079.5 nm and 1064.5 nm in Nd:YAlO3 and their sum-frequency mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2352-2356 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-9-2352


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