An internal doubling efficiency of 64% at 2 MW/cm2was obtained in a single-pass configuration with an uncoated, 1-cm-long, bulk periodically poled KTP crystal placed outside the resonator of a pulsed, diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser. An average of 4.8W of green light was obtained from a 7.5-W pump beam inside the crystal. Doubling efficiency exceeded 50% at levels of 0.75 MW/cm2. The measured thermal tolerance of the doubling process (FWHM) was 3.3°C cm, and the measured temperature tuning coefficient was 0.053 nm/°C .
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A. Englander, R. Lavi, M. Katz, M. Oron, D. Eger, E. Lebiush, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, "Highly efficient doubling of a high-repetition-rate diode-pumped laser with bulk periodically poled KTP," Opt. Lett. 22, 1598-1599 (1997)