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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1997
  • pp: 1220–1222

Frequency-tunable 500-mW continuous-wave all-solid-state single-frequency source in the blue spectral region

M. Bode, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 1220-1222 (1997)

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A compact source of stable cw single-frequency radiation at 473 nm has been realized by second-harmonic generation of a diode-pumped miniature Nd:YAG ring laser operating on the 4F3/24I9/2 laser transition. By use of potassium niobate (KNbO3), single-longitudinal-mode output powers of 500 mW cw with high stability and maximum optical-to-optical conversion efficiencies >81% are achieved. An external semimonolithic cavity permits mode-hop-free frequency tuning of blue radiation over as much as 20 GHz.

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M. Bode, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling, "Frequency-tunable 500-mW continuous-wave all-solid-state single-frequency source in the blue spectral region," Opt. Lett. 22, 1220-1222 (1997)

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