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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22578–22585

Narrow-line, cw orange light generation in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using volume Bragg gratings

Y. L. Chen, W. W. Chen, C. E. Du, W. K. Chang, J. L. Wang, T. Y. Chung, and Y. H. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22578-22585 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022578


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Abstract

We report on the demonstration of a narrow-line, cw orange 593-nm laser achieved via intracavity sum-frequency generation (SFG) of a diode-pumped dual-wavelength (1064 and 1342 nm) Nd:YVO4 laser using two volume Bragg grating (VBG) reflectors. At diode pump power of up to 3.6 W, the 593-nm intracavity SFG laser radiates at the single longitudinal mode of spectral linewidth as narrow as ~15 MHz. More than 23-mW single-longitudinal-mode or 40-mW, <8.5-GHz (10-pm) linewidth (at 4.2-W diode pump power) 593-nm orange lights can be obtained from this compact laser system. Spectral tuning of the orange light was performed via the temperature tuning of the two VBGs in this system, achieving an effective tuning rate of ~5 pm/°C.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2009
Published: November 24, 2009

Citation
Y. L. Chen, W. W. Chen, C. E. Du, W. K. Chang, J. L. Wang, T. Y. Chung, and Y. H. Chen, "Narrow-line, cw orange light generation in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using volume Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 17, 22578-22585 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22578


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