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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22761–22766

High energy cw-diode pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier with efficient second harmonic generation

Markus Lührmann, Christian Theobald, Richard Wallenstein, and Johannes A. L’huillier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22761-22766 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022761


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Abstract

We report on a 888 nm diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier with up to 33.7 W output power with a repetition-rate of 20 kHz and an adjustable pulse duration between 217 ps and 1 ns. This setup allowed for efficient second harmonic generation with an efficiency of up to 79 %.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2009
Published: November 30, 2009

Citation
Markus Lührmann, Christian Theobald, Richard Wallenstein, and Johannes A. L'huillier, "High energy cw-diode pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier with efficient second harmonic generation," Opt. Express 17, 22761-22766 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22761


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