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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 137–139

Efficient blue emission from an intracavity-doubled 946-nm Nd:YAG laser

G. J. Dixon, Z. M. Zhang, R. S. F. Chang, and N. Djeu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 137-139 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000137


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Abstract

We report the first observation to our knowledge of coherent emission at 473 nm from an intracavity-doubled Nd:YAG microlaser. The d32 coefficient of potassium niobate was used in a 90-deg, temperature-tuned, Type I phase-matching configuration to generate the second harmonic of the 946-nm intracavity field. Output powers in excess of 5 mW at optical conversion efficiencies of approximately 2% have been observed with dye-laser pumping at 588 nm.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Citation
G. J. Dixon, Z. M. Zhang, R. S. F. Chang, and N. Djeu, "Efficient blue emission from an intracavity-doubled 946-nm Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 137-139 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-2-137

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