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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2714–2716

High-repetition-rate, high-peak-power, linear-polarized 473 nm Nd:YAG/BiBO blue laser by extracavity frequency doubling

Fei Chen, Xin Yu, Renpeng Yan, Xudong Li, Cheng Wang, Junhua Yu, and Zhonghua Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2714-2716 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002714


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Abstract

We report on a high-repetition-rate, high-peak-power, linear-polarized 473 nm blue laser. A high-power 946 nm fundamental laser was obtained based on a diode-pumped acousto-optically (AO) Q-switched Nd : YAG laser using a thermal-compensating resonator and a microchannel heat sink for thermal dissipation. A pulsed 473 nm laser was generated using a BiB 3 O 6 (BiBO) crystal as an extracavity frequency doubler. The highest peak power of a 16.7 kW blue laser was obtained at a pulse repetition rate of 10 kHz with a pulse width of 9 ns . Stable operation of the pulsed blue laser can even reach 50 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
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Citation
Fei Chen, Xin Yu, Renpeng Yan, Xudong Li, Cheng Wang, Junhua Yu, and Zhonghua Zhang, "High-repetition-rate, high-peak-power, linear-polarized 473 nm Nd:YAG/BiBO blue laser by extracavity frequency doubling," Opt. Lett. 35, 2714-2716 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2714

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