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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1490–1492

Efficient all-solid-state yellow laser source producing 1.2-W average power

H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 21, pp. 1490-1492 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001490


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Abstract

We report a practical and efficient all-solid-state laser source operating at 578 nm. The source comprises a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser gain medium producing fundamental output at 1064 nm, an intracavity LiIO 3 Raman-active crystal that generates first-Stokes output at 1155 nm, and an intracavity LiB3O5 frequency-doubling crystal, which frequency doubles the first-Stokes output to 578 nm. Q -switched output with as much as 1.2-W average power has been obtained; conversion efficiencies from the fundamental to the yellow as high as 33% have been obtained.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper, "Efficient all-solid-state yellow laser source producing 1.2-W average power," Opt. Lett. 24, 1490-1492 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-21-1490

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