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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6004–6009

Compact dual-wavelength Nd:GdVO4 laser working at 1063 and 1065 nm

Bo Wu, Peipei Jiang, Dingzhong Yang, Tao Chen, Jian Kong, and Yonghang Shen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6004-6009 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006004


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Abstract

We report a compact diode-laser pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser with stable dual-wavelength output at 1063 nm and 1065 nm simultaneously. Two types of resonant cavity configurations were presented to support the stable dual-wavelength operation of the laser. Using a polarization beam splitter(PBS) included T-shaped cavity, we obtained a total power output over 5W in two orthogonal polarized beam directions with 4 W in σ polarization (1065.5 nm) and 1W in π polarization (1063.1 nm). By combining a half-wave-plate with the PBS in the laser cavity, a new configuration favoring one beam direction dual-wavelength output with same polarization direction was realized. A phenomenon of further line splitting was observed in both 1065 nm and 1063 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2009
Published: March 30, 2009

Citation
Bo Wu, Peipei Jiang, Dingzhong Yang, Tao Chen, Jian Kong, and Yonghang Shen, "Compact dual-wavelength Nd:GdVO4 laser working at 1063 and 1065 nm," Opt. Express 17, 6004-6009 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6004


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