Abstract

Efficient cw intracavity frequency doubling of a diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser that operates in the F3/24I9/24 transition at 912nm is demonstrated. A 15mm long lithium borate crystal, cut for critical type I phase matching at room temperature, was used for second harmonic generation of the fundamental laser. A maximum output power of 14.8W in the deep blue spectral range at 456nm was achieved at an incident pump power of 40W. In 2 h we achieved an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 37% with a better than 2.57% power stability.

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2006 (2)

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Zhou, E. Li, H. Li, P. Wang, and J. Yao, “CW 15.2 Wdiode-end-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 946 nm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1869-1871 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

Q. Zheng and L. Zhao, “Efficient blue laser generation at 473 nm by a BIBO crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol. 36, 449-451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

2001 (1)

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1994 (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1985 (1)

Bu, Y.

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Byer, L.

Byer, R.

Czeranowsky, C.

C. Czeranowsky, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, “All-solid-state CW frequency-doubled Nd:YAG BIBO laser with 2.8 W output power at 473 nm,” Opt. Lett. 28 (6), 432-434 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Dixon, G. J.

Eichler, H. J.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

Gabler, V.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

C. Czeranowsky, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, “All-solid-state CW frequency-doubled Nd:YAG BIBO laser with 2.8 W output power at 473 nm,” Opt. Lett. 28 (6), 432-434 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Huber, G.

C. Czeranowsky, E. Heumann, and G. Huber, “All-solid-state CW frequency-doubled Nd:YAG BIBO laser with 2.8 W output power at 473 nm,” Opt. Lett. 28 (6), 432-434 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jia, F.

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

Kutovoi, S.

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Li, D.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Li, E.

Li, H.

Li, Z.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, B.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Meyen, J. P.

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Meyn, J.-P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Peuser, P.

Qiu, J.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, M.

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

Wang, Y.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xue, Q.

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J.

Zagumennyi, A. I.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zavartsev, Y.

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Zeller, P.

Zhang, Z.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, L.

Q. Zheng and L. Zhao, “Efficient blue laser generation at 473 nm by a BIBO crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol. 36, 449-451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Q.

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zheng and L. Zhao, “Efficient blue laser generation at 473 nm by a BIBO crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol. 36, 449-451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, B.

Zhou, R.

Zhu, C.

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode laser pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373-379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

D. Li, C. Zhu, V. Gabler, B. Liu, H. J. Eichler, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and J. Qiu, “Theoretical and experimental studies of noise suppression for intracavity frequency doubled lasers with phase matching type I or II,” Opt. Commun. 189, 357-364 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, “Continuous wave diode pumped intracavity doubled Nd:GdVO4 laser with 840 mW output power at 456 nm,” Opt. Commun. 205, 361-365 (2002).

Q. Xue, Y. Bu, F. Jia, and Q. Zheng, “Compact efficient 1.5 W continuous wave Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm,” Opt. Commun. 258, 67-71 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

Q. Zheng and L. Zhao, “Efficient blue laser generation at 473 nm by a BIBO crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol. 36, 449-451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. G. Ostroumov, I. A. Shcherbakov, T. Jensen, J. P. Meyen, and G. Huber, “The Nd:GdVO4 crystal: a new material for diode pumped lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 22,1071-1072 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the intracavity frequency-doubled Nd : Gd VO 4 ground-state laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power at 456 nm as a function of incident pump power at 808 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beam profile distribution of the 456 nm deep blue laser.

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