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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9799–9803

Nonlinear cavity dumping of a high finesse frequency mixing module

Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Martin Thalbitzer Andersen, Sandra Johansson, Carlota Canalias, Fredrik Laurell, Preben Buchhave, Emir Karamehmedovic, and Christian Pedersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9799-9803 (2007)

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We present a novel generic approach for pulsed light generation in the visible spectrum. We demonstrate how the circulating field of a high finesse laser can be efficiently cavity dumped through sum-frequency mixing with externally injected high peak power single pass pulses. Periodically poled KTP is used as the nonlinear medium to minimize the peak power requirement of the injected beam. The experimental setup consists of a high finesse 1342 nm Nd:YVO4 laser cavity and a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Yellow pulses at 593 nm are generated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2007
Published: July 20, 2007

Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Martin T. Andersen, Sandra Johansson, Carlota Canalias, Fredrik Laurell, Preben Buchhave, Emir Karamehmedovic, and Christian Pedersen, "Nonlinear cavity dumping of a high finesse frequency mixing module," Opt. Express 15, 9799-9803 (2007)

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