Abstract

We demonstrate a continuous-wave (cw) yellow laser at 561 nm generation by intracavity frequency doubling of a direct in-band pumped Nd:YAG laser on the R1Y6 transition. By using an inserted solid glass etalon and a special coating design, the 1123 nm single line oscillation is realized. With an absorbed pump power of 21.8W, the maximum output power of 2.3W is achieved, with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 10.6%. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest cw output power at 561 nm of a diode-pumped frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser.

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2012

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010

Y. Yao, Q. Zheng, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All-solid-state continuous-wave frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/LBO laser with 1.2 W output power at 561 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 112–115 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Georges, C. Chauzat, and A. Poivre, “Half-watt single frequency yellow 561 nm and yellow–green 553 nm DPSS lasers with record 19% optical conversion efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75780T (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. N. Zhao, J. Su, X. P. Hu, X. J. Lv, Z. D. Xie, G. Zhao, P. Xu, and S. N. Zhu, “Single-pass sum-frequency-generation of 589 nm yellow light based on dual-wavelength Nd:YAG laser with periodically-poled LiTaO3 crystal,” Opt. Express 18, 13331–13336 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

2008

A. J. Lee, H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, and J. A. Piper, “High efficiency, multi-watt CW yellow emission from an intracavity-doubled self-Raman laser using Nd:GdVO4,” Opt. Express 16, 21958–21963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. Räikkönen, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, and S. C. Buchter, “Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/KTA laser at 561 nm,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4088–4091 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Pavel, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2006

F. Q. Jia, Q. Zheng, Q. H. Xue, Y. K. Bu, and L. S. Qian, “Yellow light generation by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 259, 212–215 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Pavel and T. Taira, “High-power continuous-wave intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4-LBO laser under diode pumping into the emitting level,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 631–637 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2002

1999

1991

1974

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Stimulated emission cross-section and fluorescent quantum efficiency of Nd3+ in yttrium aluminium garnet at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566–2572 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1970

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

W. Koechner and D. K. Rice, “Effect of birefringence on the performance of linearly polarized YAG:Nd lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 557–566 (1970).
[CrossRef]

1966

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in a 4-level laser,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

Bélanger, P. A.

Bo, Y.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, J.

Bu, Y. K.

F. Q. Jia, Q. Zheng, Q. H. Xue, Y. K. Bu, and L. S. Qian, “Yellow light generation by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 259, 212–215 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Buchter, S. C.

E. Räikkönen, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, and S. C. Buchter, “Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/KTA laser at 561 nm,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4088–4091 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chauzat, C.

T. Georges, C. Chauzat, and A. Poivre, “Half-watt single frequency yellow 561 nm and yellow–green 553 nm DPSS lasers with record 19% optical conversion efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75780T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.

Clarkson, W. A.

Clay, R. A.

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in a 4-level laser,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Cui, D. F.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Dai, X. J.

J. Gao, X. J. Dai, L. Zhang, and X. D. Wu, “Efficient continuous-wave 1112 nm Nd:YAG laser operation under direct diode pumping at 885 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Dekker, P.

Findlay, D.

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in a 4-level laser,” Phys. Lett. 20, 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

J. Gao, X. J. Dai, L. Zhang, and X. D. Wu, “Efficient continuous-wave 1112 nm Nd:YAG laser operation under direct diode pumping at 885 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Georges, T.

T. Georges, C. Chauzat, and A. Poivre, “Half-watt single frequency yellow 561 nm and yellow–green 553 nm DPSS lasers with record 19% optical conversion efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75780T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

Guo, X. P.

Haas, F.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

Hawley, R.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hawley, T.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hu, X. P.

Huber, G.

Hubert, C.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jia, F. Q.

F. Q. Jia, Q. Zheng, Q. H. Xue, Y. K. Bu, and L. S. Qian, “Yellow light generation by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 259, 212–215 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kaivola, M.

E. Räikkönen, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, and S. C. Buchter, “Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/KTA laser at 561 nm,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4088–4091 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kimmelma, O.

E. Räikkönen, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, and S. C. Buchter, “Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/KTA laser at 561 nm,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4088–4091 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner and D. K. Rice, “Effect of birefringence on the performance of linearly polarized YAG:Nd lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 557–566 (1970).
[CrossRef]

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer, 1999).

Komoriya, A.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kränkel, C.

N. Pavel, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lee, A. J.

Lehmann, S.

Li, C. Y.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Li, G.

Liu, Y.

Y. Yao, Q. Zheng, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All-solid-state continuous-wave frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/LBO laser with 1.2 W output power at 561 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 112–115 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zheng, Y. Yao, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All solid-state 556 nm yellow–green laser generated by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1939–1943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lünstedt, K.

Lv, X. J.

Moore, N.

Murga, M.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Packard, B.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pask, H. M.

Pavel, N.

N. Pavel, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Multipass pumped Nd-based thin-disk lasers: continuous-wave laser operation at 1.06 and 0.9 μm with intracavity frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 46, 8256–8263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. Pavel and T. Taira, “High-power continuous-wave intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4-LBO laser under diode pumping into the emitting level,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 631–637 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Peng, Q. J.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

Peters, R.

N. Pavel, C. Kränkel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

Poivre, A.

T. Georges, C. Chauzat, and A. Poivre, “Half-watt single frequency yellow 561 nm and yellow–green 553 nm DPSS lasers with record 19% optical conversion efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75780T (2010).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L. S.

F. Q. Jia, Q. Zheng, Q. H. Xue, Y. K. Bu, and L. S. Qian, “Yellow light generation by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 259, 212–215 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Qu, D. P.

Y. Yao, Q. Zheng, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All-solid-state continuous-wave frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/LBO laser with 1.2 W output power at 561 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 112–115 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zheng, Y. Yao, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All solid-state 556 nm yellow–green laser generated by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1939–1943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Räikkönen, E.

E. Räikkönen, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, and S. C. Buchter, “Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/KTA laser at 561 nm,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4088–4091 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G.

Rice, D. K.

W. Koechner and D. K. Rice, “Effect of birefringence on the performance of linearly polarized YAG:Nd lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 557–566 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Singh, S.

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Stimulated emission cross-section and fluorescent quantum efficiency of Nd3+ in yttrium aluminium garnet at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566–2572 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Stimulated emission cross-section and fluorescent quantum efficiency of Nd3+ in yttrium aluminium garnet at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566–2572 (1974).
[CrossRef]

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

Su, J.

Taira, T.

N. Pavel and T. Taira, “High-power continuous-wave intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:GdVO4-LBO laser under diode pumping into the emitting level,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 631–637 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Telford, W.

W. Telford, M. Murga, T. Hawley, R. Hawley, B. Packard, A. Komoriya, F. Haas, and C. Hubert, “DPSS yellow–green 561 nm lasers for improved fluorochrome detection by flow cytometry,” Cytom. A 68A, 36–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Van Uitert, L. G.

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Uitert, “Stimulated emission cross-section and fluorescent quantum efficiency of Nd3+ in yttrium aluminium garnet at room temperature,” Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566–2572 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. B.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. G.

Wang, Z. C.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wu, X. D.

J. Gao, X. J. Dai, L. Zhang, and X. D. Wu, “Efficient continuous-wave 1112 nm Nd:YAG laser operation under direct diode pumping at 885 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Xie, S. Y.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xie, Z. D.

Xu, J. L.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xu, P.

Xu, Y. T.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z. Y.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xue, Q. H.

F. Q. Jia, Q. Zheng, Q. H. Xue, Y. K. Bu, and L. S. Qian, “Yellow light generation by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 259, 212–215 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yang, F.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J. D.

Yao, Y.

Y. Yao, Q. Zheng, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All-solid-state continuous-wave frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/LBO laser with 1.2 W output power at 561 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 112–115 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zheng, Y. Yao, D. P. Qu, K. Zhou, Y. Liu, and L. Zhao, “All solid-state 556 nm yellow–green laser generated by frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1939–1943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B. Y.

Zhang, J. Y.

Z. C. Wang, Q. J. Peng, Y. Bo, S. Y. Xie, C. Y. Li, Y. T. Xu, F. Yang, Y. B. Wang, J. L. Xu, J. Y. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “60 W yellow laser at 561 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Commun. 285, 328–330 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, L.

J. Gao, X. J. Dai, L. Zhang, and X. D. Wu, “Efficient continuous-wave 1112 nm Nd:YAG laser operation under direct diode pumping at 885 nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Zhang, Z. G.

Zhao, G.

Zhao, L.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Diagram of the energy levels of Nd:YAG with a description of the main pumping and transition lines.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transmission curves for 1112, 1116, and 1123 nm lines varied with the tilt angle of the etalon.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup of the 561 nm laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

CW output power of 561 nm laser versus the absorbed pump power with different frequency doublers. The solid blue line represents the modeling with loss Li0.014. The inset is the lasing spectrum of the 561 nm laser at the maximum output.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Beam quality measurements of the 561 nm laser under the maximum output. The inset is its three-dimensional intensity profile.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Stability of the yellow laser power at the maximum output level.

Equations (4)

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δ=(2πλ)·2nd·cosθ,
T=[1+4r(1r)2·sin2(δ2)]1,
PSHG=πω128kIs2{(k+LiIs)+[(k+LiIs)2+4kIs(2KcPabsLi)]1/2}2,
k=4π2λω2Z0ω12ω22deff2lc2n3β,

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