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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5219–5224

Continuous-wave VECSEL Raman laser with tunable lime-yellow-orange output

Jipeng Lin, Helen M. Pask, David J. Spence, Craig J. Hamilton, and Graeme P. A. Malcolm  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5219-5224 (2012)

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We report a compact CW KGW Raman laser with intracavity nonlinear mixing, pumped by the intracavity field of a VECSEL. By temperature tuning an intracavity LBO crystal, we obtained two separate tunable emissions bands, namely 548.5 - 566 nm for sum-frequency-generation (SFG) of the fundamental and Stokes wavelengths, and 577.5 - 596 nm for second-harmonic-generation (SHG) of the Stokes wavelength. The maximum output powers for SFG and SHG were 0.8W @ 560nm and 0.52W @ 592.5nm, with corresponding diode-to-visible optical conversion efficiencies of 4.2% and 2.9%. These preliminary results show strong potential for expanding the spectral coverage of VECSEL lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: February 16, 2012

Jipeng Lin, Helen M. Pask, David J. Spence, Craig J. Hamilton, and Graeme P. A. Malcolm, "Continuous-wave VECSEL Raman laser with tunable lime-yellow-orange output," Opt. Express 20, 5219-5224 (2012)

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