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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20013–20018

A wavelength-versatile, continuous-wave, self-Raman solid-state laser operating in the visible

Andrew J. Lee, David. J. Spence, James A. Piper, and Helen M. Pask  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20013-20018 (2010)

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We report a continuous-wave Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser generating wavelength-selectable output in the green-yellow spectral region. The laser combines stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) with intracavity second harmonic and sum-frequency generation (SHG/SFG) to enable “on-demand” operation at any one of three wavelengths, 532 nm, 559 nm and 586 nm, each with output power greater than 3.5 W. Using experimental and numerical modelling results, we show how the highly-interactive, simultaneous non-linear processes of SRS and SHG/SFG may be balanced to achieve stable, selectable multi-wavelength visible operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

Andrew J. Lee, David. J. Spence, James A. Piper, and Helen M. Pask, "A wavelength-versatile, continuous-wave, self-Raman solid-state laser operating in the visible," Opt. Express 18, 20013-20018 (2010)

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