Abstract

We demonstrate a simple way to achieve single-frequency operation by using fiber-coupled diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green lasers in a short standing-wave linear cavity. A single-mode output with 3.2-W green power was generated with a 12.6-W pump power corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 25.4%. The single-mode operation was obtained through the combined action of the anisotropic emission cross section of Nd:YVO4 and the KTP crystal acting as a birefringent filter.

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Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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J. J. Zayhowski, “The effects of spatial hole burning and energy diffusion on the single-mode operation of standing-wave lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 2052–2057 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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1970 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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Bierlein, J. D.

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

Frangineas, G.

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Hanna, D. C.

Helmfrid, S.

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, T. J.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnson, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, D. K. Negus, “>8.5 watts of single frequency 532 nm light from a diode pumped intra-cavity doubled ring laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CPD21.

Kao, C. F.

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kojima, T.

Kubota, S.

Lee, L. J.

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Nakai, S.

Negus, D. K.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnson, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, D. K. Negus, “>8.5 watts of single frequency 532 nm light from a diode pumped intra-cavity doubled ring laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CPD21.

Nightingale, J. L.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnson, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, D. K. Negus, “>8.5 watts of single frequency 532 nm light from a diode pumped intra-cavity doubled ring laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CPD21.

Oak, M.

Oguri, O.

Sasaki, T.

Selker, M. D.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnson, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, D. K. Negus, “>8.5 watts of single frequency 532 nm light from a diode pumped intra-cavity doubled ring laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CPD21.

Smith, R. G.

R. G. Smith, “Theory of intracavity optical second-harmonic generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 215–223 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Tatsuno, K.

Vanherzeele, H.

Wang, C. L.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yokotani, A.

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, “The effects of spatial hole burning and energy diffusion on the single-mode operation of standing-wave lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 2052–2057 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

R. G. Smith, “Theory of intracavity optical second-harmonic generation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 215–223 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Optimization in scaling fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers to higher power: influence of thermal effect,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1424–1429 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Zayhowski, “The effects of spatial hole burning and energy diffusion on the single-mode operation of standing-wave lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 2052–2057 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, C. F. Kao, T. M. Huang, C. L. Wang, L. J. Lee, S. C. Wang, “Single-mode oscillation of compact fiber-coupled laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser,” IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 9, 740–742 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnson, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, D. K. Negus, “>8.5 watts of single frequency 532 nm light from a diode pumped intra-cavity doubled ring laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CPD21.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber-coupled diode-pumped experimental setup: (a) fundamental output and (b) intracavity-doubled green output.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Plot of the green output power and fundamental output power as a function of incident laser-diode pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Longitudinal-mode structures of the laser with (a) 7.1-W fundamental output power spectrum and (b) 3.2-W green output power spectrum.

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