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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2687–2689

Pulsed orange generation optimized in a diode-pumped N d : Y V O 4 laser using monolithic dual PPLN electro-optic Q switches

W. K. Chang, Y. H. Chen, and J. W. Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2687-2689 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002687


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Abstract

We report a pulsed intracavity sum-frequency generator in a diode-pumped, dual-wavelength Nd : YVO 4 laser whose operation was optimized with two electro-optic Q switches built in a monolithic periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal. The dual PPLN Q switches, though integrated, are able to work separately at their respective working wavelengths of 1064 and 1342 nm . At 4.8 W diode pump power and 5 kHz Q-switching rate, a maximum orange ( 593 nm ) output peak power of > 480 W was achieved in this laser system using the Q-switch opening-time offset technique. This power is ~1.7 times higher than that obtained with the system operated in a conventional single-Q-switch mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2010
Published: August 5, 2010

Citation
W. K. Chang, Y. H. Chen, and J. W. Chang, "Pulsed orange generation optimized in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using monolithic dual PPLN electro-optic Q switches," Opt. Lett. 35, 2687-2689 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2687


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