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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21958–21963

High efficiency, multi-Watt CW yellow emission from an intracavity-doubled self-Raman laser using Nd:GdVO4

A. J. Lee, H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21958-21963 (2008)

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Efficient multi-Watt continuous-wave (CW) yellow emission at 586.5 nm is demonstrated through intracavity frequency-doubling of a Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser pumped at 880 nm. 2.51 W of CW yellow emission with an overall diode-to-yellow conversion efficiency of 12.2% is achieved through the use of a 20 mm long Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman crystal and an intracavity mirror which facilitates collection of yellow emission generated within the resonator, and reduces thermal loading of the laser crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2008
Published: December 18, 2008

A. J. Lee, H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, "High efficiency, multi-Watt CW yellow emission from an intracavity-doubled self-Raman laser using Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Express 16, 21958-21963 (2008)

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