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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 26, 2011

Dual-wavelength Nd:YAG crystal laser at 1074 and 1112 nm

Lijuan Chen, Zhengping Wang, Shidong Zhuang, Haohai Yu, Yongguang Zhao, Lei Guo, and Xinguang Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2554-2556 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002554


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Abstract

We reported an efficient laser-diode (LD) end-pumped CW dual-wavelength Nd:YAG crystal laser operating at 1074 and 1112 nm simultaneously, for the first time to our knowledge. The maximum output power was 3.15 W with an optical conversion efficiency of 23.6%. Considering the broad absorption of carbonylhemoglobin and hemoglobin located at about 538 and 555 nm , respectively, we proposed that this dual-wavelength laser is an important source for detecting carbon monoxide poisoning by simple frequency doubling.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: July 1, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Lijuan Chen, Zhengping Wang, Shidong Zhuang, Haohai Yu, Yongguang Zhao, Lei Guo, and Xinguang Xu, "Dual-wavelength Nd:YAG crystal laser at 1074 and 1112 nm," Opt. Lett. 36, 2554-2556 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2554


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