We report efficient generation of cw yellow light by use of single-pass sum-frequency mixing from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate. A diode-pumped Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> dual-wavelength laser is implemented with a three-mirror cavity, and the optimum oscillation condition is obtained from theoretical analysis. We extracted 78 mW of power at 593 nm from 1.2 W at 1064 nm and from 1.0 W at 1342 nm in a beam with excellent quality. The output power could probably be increased to ~92 mW by antireflection coating of the crystal.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong, "Efficient generation of continuous-wave yellow light by single-pass sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 27, 1809-1811 (2002)