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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11892–11897

High-efficiency Q-switched dual-wavelength emission at 1176 and 559 nm with intracavity Raman and sum-frequency generation

Y. T. Chang, H. L. Chang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11892-11897 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011892


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Abstract

An efficient Q-switched dual-wavelength laser with self-frequency Raman conversion in composite Nd:YVO4 and intracavity sumfrequency generation in BBO is reported. With an input pump power of 17.5 W, average power of 0.53 W at the first-Stokes 1176 nm and average power of 1.67 W at the sum-frequency mixed 559 nm are simultaneously generated at a pulse repetition rate of 100 kHz, corresponding to a total conversion efficiency of 12.5%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

Citation
Y. T. Chang, H. L. Chang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen, "High-efficiency Q-switched dual-wavelength emission at 1176 and 559 nm with intracavity Raman and sum-frequency generation," Opt. Express 17, 11892-11897 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11892


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