Abstract

Efficient intracavity frequency doubling of a q-switched, diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser operating at 1342nm with pulse rates between 40 and 350kHz using type I critically phase matched LBO has been demonstrated. Maximum 671nm output power of 1.7W was obtained at 100kHz, with a diode to red conversion efficiency of 12%.

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Advanced Solid State Photonics.

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira. "Near Quantum limit laser oscillation and spectroscopic properties of Nd:GdVO4 single crystal," in Advanced Solid State Photonics. 2004. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA: Optical Society of America

Appl. Phys. B

A. Di Lieto, P. Minguzzi, A. Pirastu, S. Sanguinetti, and V. Magni, "A 7-W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1.34um," Appl. Phys. B 75, 463-466 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B.

J.L. He, G.Z. Luo, H.T. Wang, S.N. Zhu, Y.Y. Zhu, Y.B. Chen, and N.B. Ming, "Generation of 840mW of red light by frequency doubling a diode-pumped 1342 nm Nd:YVO4 laser with periodically-poled LiTaO3," Appl. Phys. B. 74, 537-539 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

T. Taira, J. Saikawa, T. Kobayashi, and R.L. Byer, "Diode-pumped tunable Yb:YAG miniature lasers at room temperature: Modeling and experiment," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 100-104 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett.

Y.F. Chen, T.M. Huang, C.C. Liao, Y.P. Lan, and S.C. Wang, "Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser," IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett. 11, 1241-1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

A.W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C.L. Fincher, and J.W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4," J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

J.C. Bermudez G., V.J. Pinto-Robledo, A.V. Kir �??yanov, and M.J. Damzen, "The thermo-lensing effect in a grazing incidence, diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Commun. 210, 75-82 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Yao, W. Hou, X. Lin, Y. Bi, R. Li, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, "High power red laser at 671 nm by intracavity-doubled Nd:YVO4 laser using LiB3O5," Opt. Commun. 231, 413-416 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Laser Technol.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, C.L. Du, L. Zhu, Z.S. Shao, and B.C. Xu, "LD-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/KTP red laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 35, 257-260 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zheng, H.M. Tan, L. Zhao, and L.S. Qian, "Diode-pumped 671 nm laser frequency doubled by CPM LBO," Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 329-331 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Agnesi and A. Guandalini. "2.4-W intracavity doubled cw Nd:GdVO4 laser at 670 nm," in Europe CLEO. 2003. Munich, Germany.

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Figures (4)

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Laser pump and resonator configuration.

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Second harmonic average power variation with q-switch repetition rate.

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671nm pulse energy variation with repetition rate.

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Comparison of laser characteristic with varying pulse repetition rate.

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