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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15180–15185

Cascaded self-Raman lasers based on 382 cm−1 shift in Nd:GdVO4

Jipeng Lin and Helen M. Pask  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15180-15185 (2012)

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We report quasi-continuous-wave, cascaded Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman lasers based on a secondary Raman transition at 382 cm−1 for which the Raman gain was estimated to be 0.7cm/GW. Laser output was obtained in the near-infrared at 1108 nm, 1156 nm and 1227 nm. By incorporating intracavity sum-frequency generation (SFG) or second-harmonic generation (SHG), high power output at four discrete visible wavelengths could be selected, specifically 3.4 W at 542 nm, 2.8 W at 554 nm, 1.4 W at 566 nm and 0.8 W at 577 nm, with corresponding diode-to-visible optical conversion efficiencies of 11.7%, 9.7%, 4.8% and 2.7% respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

Jipeng Lin and Helen M. Pask, "Cascaded self-Raman lasers based on 382 cm−1 shift in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Express 20, 15180-15185 (2012)

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