Abstract

We obtained 2.5 W of single-frequency TEM00 output at 532 nm using a Brewster-angled LBO crystal for intracavity second-harmonic generation in a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser. By inserting a thin uncoated étalon, the 1061.4-nm laser transition can be selected, generating 1.6 W of output at 530.7 nm.

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  1. K. I. Martin, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “3W of single-frequency output at 532 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 21, 875–877 (1996).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  3. J. L. Nightingale, J. K. Johnson, “0.6-W stable, single-frequency, green laser,” in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 1 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 10–13.
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    [CrossRef]
  5. D. C. Hanna, “Astigmatic Gaussian beams produced by axially asymmetric laser cavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483–488 (1969).
    [CrossRef]
  6. Chun-Ching Shih, “Direction-independent polarisation rotator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 112–113.
  7. W. A. Clarkson, K. I. Martin, D. C. Hanna, “High-power single-frequency operation and efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a 20-W diode bar,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 19–20.
  8. S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
    [CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1992 (1)

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

H. W. Kogelnik, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

D. C. Hanna, “Astigmatic Gaussian beams produced by axially asymmetric laser cavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483–488 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, M. S.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

K. I. Martin, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “3W of single-frequency output at 532 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 21, 875–877 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. A. Clarkson, K. I. Martin, D. C. Hanna, “High-power single-frequency operation and efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a 20-W diode bar,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 19–20.

Cousins, A. K.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dienes, A.

H. W. Kogelnik, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

K. I. Martin, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “3W of single-frequency output at 532 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 21, 875–877 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Hanna, “Astigmatic Gaussian beams produced by axially asymmetric laser cavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483–488 (1969).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Clarkson, K. I. Martin, D. C. Hanna, “High-power single-frequency operation and efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a 20-W diode bar,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 19–20.

Johnson, J. K.

J. L. Nightingale, J. K. Johnson, “0.6-W stable, single-frequency, green laser,” in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 1 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 10–13.

Kato, K.

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kogelnik, H. W.

H. W. Kogelnik, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Lin, J. T.

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Martin, K. I.

K. I. Martin, W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “3W of single-frequency output at 532 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 21, 875–877 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. A. Clarkson, K. I. Martin, D. C. Hanna, “High-power single-frequency operation and efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a 20-W diode bar,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 19–20.

Montgomery, J. L.

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Nightingale, J. L.

J. L. Nightingale, J. K. Johnson, “0.6-W stable, single-frequency, green laser,” in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 1 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 10–13.

Seamans, J. F.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

H. W. Kogelnik, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Shih, Chun-Ching

Chun-Ching Shih, “Direction-independent polarisation rotator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 112–113.

Tidwell, S. C.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

H. W. Kogelnik, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Hanna, “Astigmatic Gaussian beams produced by axially asymmetric laser cavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483–488 (1969).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, A. K. Cousins, “Scaling cw diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG lasers to high average powers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997–1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, K. Kato, “Temperature-tuned noncritically phase-matched frequency conversion in LiB3O5 crystal,” Opt. Commun. 80, 159–165 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

J. L. Nightingale, J. K. Johnson, “0.6-W stable, single-frequency, green laser,” in Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 1 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 10–13.

Chun-Ching Shih, “Direction-independent polarisation rotator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 112–113.

W. A. Clarkson, K. I. Martin, D. C. Hanna, “High-power single-frequency operation and efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a Nd:YAG ring laser end-pumped by a 20-W diode bar,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 19–20.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Nd:YAG ring laser resonator, with TGG Faraday rotator and LBO frequency-doubling crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical 7.5-GHz confocal scanning Fabry–Perot trace for the 1064-nm leakage, confirming single-frequency operation. FSR, free spectral range.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Incident pump power versus (a) 532-nm output power and (b) the intracavity fundamental power.

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