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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 884–886

Tunable visible solid-state lasers based on intracavity frequency doubling of Cr:forsterite in KTP

Shirin M. Giffin and Iain T. McKinnie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 13, pp. 884-886 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000884


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Abstract

Broadband tunability in the yellow–red region is obtained by use of intracavity type II second-harmonic generation of gain-switched Cr:forsterite lasers in KTiOPO4 . An operating wavelength range of 67 nm, from 587 to 654 nm, is obtained. Second-harmonic energy of almost 1 mJ is achieved at a peak wavelength of 620 nm. A measured factor-of-34 enhancement in acceptance angle is obtained with broadband harmonic generation. Frequency doubling is optimized with respect to the Cr:forsterite pump and laser parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2640) Nonlinear optics : Stimulated scattering, modulation, etc.
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Shirin M. Giffin and Iain T. McKinnie, "Tunable visible solid-state lasers based on intracavity frequency doubling of Cr:forsterite in KTP," Opt. Lett. 24, 884-886 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-13-884


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