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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1234–1236

Diode-pumped Nd : YVO 4 Yb : S - FAP laser emitting at 985 and 492.5 nm

Marc Castaing, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Thierry Georges, Kathleen Schaffers, and John Tassano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1234-1236 (2008)

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For the first time, to the best of our knowledge, Yb : S - FAP crystals have been intracavity pumped by a Nd : YVO 4 laser at 914 nm . This original pumping scheme allows efficient laser action on the three-level transition at 985 nm with 1.4 W output power. Second-harmonic generation is also presented with a total output power of 120 mW at 492.5 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2008
Published: May 29, 2008

Marc Castaing, François Balembois, Patrick Georges, Thierry Georges, Kathleen Schaffers, and John Tassano, "Diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/Yb:S-FAP laser emitting at 985 and 492.5 nm," Opt. Lett. 33, 1234-1236 (2008)

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