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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4582–4587

Generation of 3.5W high efficiency blue-violet laser by intracavity frequency-doubling of an all-solid-state tunable Ti:sapphire laser

X. Ding, R. Wang, H. Zhang, W. Q. Wen, L. Huang, P. Wang, J. Q. Yao, X. Y. Yu, and Z. Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4582-4587 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.004582


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Abstract

In this paper, we report a high power, high efficiency blue-violet laser obtained by intracavity frequency-doubling of an all-solid-state Q-switched tunable Ti:sapphire laser, which was pumped by a 532nm intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser. A β-BaB2O4 (BBO) crystal was used for frequency-doubling of the Ti:sapphire laser and a V-shape folded three-mirror cavity was optimized to obtain high power high efficiency second harmonic generation (SHG). At an incident pump power of 22W, the tunable output from 355nm to 475nm was achieved, involving the maximum average output of 3.5W at 400nm with an optical conversion efficiency of 16% from the 532nm pump laser to the blue-violet output. The beam quality factor M2 was measured to be Mx2=2.15, My2=2.38 for characterizing the tunable blue laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2008
Published: March 19, 2008

Citation
X. Ding, R. Wang, H. Zhang, W. Q. Wen, L. Huang, P. Wang, J. Q. Yao, X. Y. Yu, and Z. Li, "Generation of 3.5W high efficiency blue-violet laser by intracavity frequency-doubling of an all-solid-state tunable Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 16, 4582-4587 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-7-4582


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