We report cw yellow emission from a miniature self-Raman laser using highly doped Nd:YVO4 crystals combined with intracavity frequency doubling. Pump-limited 587.8 nm output of 220 mW was obtained from an 18 mm long resonator, pumped by a 3.8 W diode laser.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2011
Published: April 13, 2011
Xiaoli Li, Andrew J. Lee, Helen M. Pask, James A. Piper, and Yujing Huo, "Efficient, miniature, cw yellow source based on an intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 1428-1430 (2011)