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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3543–3547

High repetition rate, q-switched and intracavity frequency doubled Nd:YVO4 laser at 671nm

Hamish Ogilvy, Michael J. Withford, Peter Dekker, and James A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3543-3547 (2004)

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Efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a q-switched, diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm with pulse rates between 40 and 350kHz using type I critically phase matched LBO has been demonstrated. Maximum 671nm output power of 1.7W was obtained at 100kHz, with a diode to red conversion efficiency of 12%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Hamish Ogilvy, Michael Withford, Peter Dekker, and James Piper, "High repetition rate, q-switched and intracavity frequency doubled Nd:YVO4 laser at 671nm," Opt. Express 12, 3543-3547 (2004)

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