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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1809–1811

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

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, Y. C. Huang, T. C. Lin, and B. C. Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 20, pp. 1809-1811 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001809


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Abstract

We report efficient generation of cw yellow light by use of single-pass sum-frequency mixing from a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser with periodically poled lithium niobate. A diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 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

OCIS Codes
(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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-20-1809

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