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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2951–2953

Diode-side-pumped intracavity frequency-doubled Nd : YAG Ba W O 4 Raman laser generating average output power of 3.14 W at 590 nm

Shutao Li, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Xiaolei Zhang, Zhenhua Cong, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 2951-2953 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002951


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Abstract

We report a linear-cavity high-power all-solid-state Q-switched yellow laser. The laser source comprises a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG module that produces 1064 nm fundamental radiation, an intracavity Ba W O 4 Raman crystal that generates a first-Stokes laser at 1180 nm , and a KTP crystal that frequency doubles the first-Stokes laser to 590 nm . A convex-plane cavity is employed in this configuration to counteract some of the thermal effect caused by high pump power. An average output power of 3.14 W at 590 nm is obtained at a pulse repetition frequency of 10 kHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2007
Published: October 5, 2007

Citation
Shutao Li, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Xiaolei Zhang, Zhenhua Cong, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang, "Diode-side-pumped intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/BaWO4 Raman laser generating average output power of 3.14 W at 590 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 2951-2953 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-20-2951


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