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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6333–6338

Potential sodium D2 resonance radiation generated by intra-cavity SHG of a c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser

Yanmin Duan, Haiyong Zhu, Chenghui Huang, Ge Zhang, and Yong Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6333-6338 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006333


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Abstract

Intra-cavity frequency doubling with 589 nm emission from a compact c-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal self-Raman laser was investigated. A 15-cm-length LBO with non-critical phase-matching cut (θ = 90°, ϕ = 0°) was used for efficient second-harmonic generation. At a pump power of 16.2 W and a pulse repetition frequency of 40 kHz, output power up to 2.15 W was achieved with a pulse width of 16 ns and a conversion efficiency of 13.3% with respect to the diode pump power. The center wavelength was measured to be 589.17 nm with a Half-Maximum-Full-Width of 0.2 nm, which was well in accordance with the sodium D2 resonance radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: March 18, 2011

Citation
Yanmin Duan, Haiyong Zhu, Chenghui Huang, Ge Zhang, and Yong Wei, "Potential sodium D2 resonance radiation generated by intra-cavity SHG of a c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Express 19, 6333-6338 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6333


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