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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 682–684

Efficient 5.3 W cw laser at 559 nm by intracavity frequency summation of fundamental and first-Stokes wavelengths in a self-Raman Nd : Gd V O 4 laser

Andrew J. Lee, Helen M. Pask, David J. Spence, and James A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 682-684 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000682


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Abstract

We report the generation of 5.3 W cw laser emission at 559 nm by sum-frequency mixing of the fundamental and first-Stokes fields generated within an Nd : Gd V O 4 self-Raman laser. A high overall diode-to-visible conversion efficiency of 21% is demonstrated. We discuss the balance that must be maintained between the two nonlinear processes of Raman generation and sum-frequency mixing in order to obtain maximum emission at 559 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2010
Published: February 24, 2010

Citation
Andrew J. Lee, Helen M. Pask, David J. Spence, and James A. Piper, "Efficient 5.3 W cw laser at 559 nm by intracavity frequency summation of fundamental and first-Stokes wavelengths in a self-Raman Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 682-684 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-5-682


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