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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1500–1502

Discretely tunable, all-solid-state laser in the green, yellow, and red

Richard P. Mildren, Helen M. Pask, Hamish Ogilvy, and James A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 1500-1502 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001500


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Abstract

We report an all-solid-state intracavity Raman laser with intracavity nonlinear sum-frequency generation providing visible output wavelengths selected from second harmonics and sum frequencies of the fundamental and Stokes fields. The laser comprises a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser, an acousto-optic Q switch, a KGd(WO_4)_2 Raman crystal, and a lithium borate nonlinear converter in a resonator designed to accommodate dynamic thermal lensing. For 20 W of pump power, output powers up to 1.8 W are demonstrated at wavelengths of 532, 555, 579, and 606 nm, selectable by angle and temperature tuning of the nonlinear medium.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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Richard P. Mildren, Helen M. Pask, Hamish Ogilvy, and James A. Piper, "Discretely tunable, all-solid-state laser in the green, yellow, and red," Opt. Lett. 30, 1500-1502 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-12-1500


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  1. R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G.J.Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.
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