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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2345–2350

Blue-green single-frequency laser based on intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Ytterbium-doped laser

Mathieu Jacquemet, Frédéric Druon, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, and Bernard Ferrand  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2345-2350 (2005)

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Single-frequency lasers in the blue-green (500 nm) visible spectrum are important for many applications including iodine precision spectroscopy, optical frequency standards or ionized argon lasers substitution. To the best of our knowledge, we report in this paper the first single-frequency diode-pumped Ytterbium-doped solid-state laser operating at 501.7 nm by intracavity second harmonic generation (SHG). The single-frequency fundamental infrared laser light is generated by a diode-pumped Yb3+:Y2SiO5 crystal in a ring oscillator. Intracavity SHG with a KNbO3 nonlinear crystal produced more than 50 mW of single-frequency blue-green radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

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Original Manuscript: January 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Mathieu Jacquemet, Frédéric Druon, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, and Bernard Ferrand, "Blue-green single-frequency laser based on intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Ytterbium-doped laser," Opt. Express 13, 2345-2350 (2005)

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