Abstract

High-power, acoustooptic Q-switched red laser output is obtained by intracavity frequency-doubling a Nd:YAG laser operating at wavelength of 1.319μm with a LiB3O5 (LBO) crystal. 28 W average power at 659.5 nm was demonstrated at 5 kHz and a pulse width of 250±10 ns (FWHM). The beam quality of M2 value is 22±3 in both horizontal and vertical directions. The conversion efficiency and the stability of the red laser output power at 659.5 nm were both improved through the suppression of 1.338 μm operation by means of a thin YAG etalon. The long-term stability of the red light is better than 1% at an output of 23 W during 200 hours.

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2004 (2)

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Bi, Y.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bo, Y.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Cui, D.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Du, C.

Fujikawa, S.

Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hou, W.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, Y.

Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kojima, T.

Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Konno, S.

Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Li, R.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lin, X.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Ruan, S.

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Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Xu, Z.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yu, Y.

Zeng, F.

Zhang, H.

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Inoue, S. Konno, T. Kojima, and S. Fujikawa, "High-power red beam generation by frequency-doubling of a Nd:YAG laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1737-1740 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt Commun. (1)

Z. Sun, R. Li, Y. Bi, X. Yang, Y. Bo, W. Hou, X. Lin, H. Zhang, D. Cui and Z. Xu, "Generation of 11.5 W coherent red-light by intra-cavity frequency-doubling of a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a 4-cm LBO," Opt Commun. 241, 167-172 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (5)

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals (2nd ed, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1990).

N. A and R. E. Wallenstein, "Concepts and performance of solid state RGB laser sources for large-frame laser projection displays," in Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series, M. H. Wu, Ed., Proc. SPIE 3954, 163-166 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee and P. F. Moulton, "A compact OPO-based RGB source," in Projection Displays VII, M. H. Wu, Ed., Proc. SPIE 4294, 60-66 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee, P. F Moulton, R. Bergstedt and G. W. Flint, "OPO-based compact laser projection display," in Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, D. G. Hopper, Eds., Proc. SPIE 4362, 203-212 (2001).
[CrossRef]

W. Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering (5th ed, Berlin, Springer, 1999), Chap.2.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The schematic drawings of the experimental arrangement: M1, plane cavity mirror; M2, M3, M4, concave mirrors; AO-QS, acousto-optic Q switch; SHG-LBO, for second harmonic generation.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The schematic cross-section of the pumping laser module

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The spectrum of the fundamental laser under low output power. Above threshold pump power, the lights at 1.319-μm are almost the same performance with 1.338-μm

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The spectrum of the red laser under lower pumping power. The lights at 664 and 669 nm are not ignorable than the one at 659.5 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The single spectrum of the red laser at 659.5 nm was obtain under high pumping power

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured laser output power at 659.5nm for high power Operation.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Stability of the red output power at output power of 23 W. the stability is less than 1.0%.

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