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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19305–19312

Managing SRS competition in a miniature visible Nd:YVO4/BaWO4 Raman laser

Xiaoli Li, Andrew J. Lee, Yujing Huo, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, James A. Piper, Helen M. Pask, and David J. Spence  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19305-19312 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019305


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Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a compact and efficient continuous wave (CW) self-Raman laser utilizing a Nd:YVO4 gain crystal and BaWO4 Raman crystal, generating yellow emission at 590 nm. We investigate the competition that occurs between Stokes lines in the Nd:YVO4 and BaWO4 crystals, and within the BaWO4 crystal itself. Through careful consideration of crystal length and orientation, we are able to suppress competition between Stokes lines, and generate pure yellow emission at 590 nm with output power of 194 mW for just 3.8 W pump power.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

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Xiaoli Li, Andrew J. Lee, Yujing Huo, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, James A. Piper, Helen M. Pask, and David J. Spence, "Managing SRS competition in a miniature visible Nd:YVO4/BaWO4 Raman laser," Opt. Express 20, 19305-19312 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-19305


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