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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5329–5334

Single-longitudinal-mode, tunable dual-wavelength, CW Nd:YVO4 laser

Y. Y. Lin, S. Y. Chen, A. C. Chiang, R. Y. Tu, Y. C. Huang, Y. F. Chen, and Y. H. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5329-5334 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.005329


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Abstract

We report a single-longitudinal-mode CW diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser emitting at both 1064 and 1342 nm with 10% optical efficiency at 20-W pump power. The measured spectral widths at 1064 and 1342 nm were less than 450 MHz and 400 MHz, respectively. The two emission wavelengths can be independently tuned over the lasing bandwidths of the dual-wavelength laser.

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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: April 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Citation
Y. Y. Lin, S. Y. Chen, A. C. Chiang, R. Y. Tu, Y. C. Huang, Y. F. Chen, and Y. H. Chen, "Single-longitudinal-mode, tunable dual-wavelength,CW Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Express 14, 5329-5334 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-5329


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