Abstract

Efficient multi-Watt continuous-wave (CW) yellow emission at 586.5 nm is demonstrated through intracavity frequency-doubling of a Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser pumped at 880 nm. 2.51 W of CW yellow emission with an overall diode-to-yellow conversion efficiency of 12.2% is achieved through the use of a 20 mm long Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman crystal and an intracavity mirror which facilitates collection of yellow emission generated within the resonator, and reduces thermal loading of the laser crystal.

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2008 (1)

H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, R. P. Mildren, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Wavelength-versatile visible and UV sources based on crystalline Raman lasers," Prog. Quantum Electron. in press (2008).

2007 (4)

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, and J. A. Piper, "All-solid-state 704 mW continuous-wave yellow source based on an intracavity, frequency-doubled crystalline Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1114-1116 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Continuous-wave, intracavity doubled, self-Raman laser operation in Nd:GdVO4 at 586.5 nm," Opt. Express 15, 7038-7046 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Spence, P. Dekker, and H. M. Pask, "Modeling of Continuous Wave Intracavity Raman Lasers," J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 756-763 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper, "Efficient all-solid-state yellow laser source producing 1.2 W average power," Opt. Lett. 24, 1490-1492 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bagaev, S. N.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Baoshan, W.

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, J. C.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Buchhave, P.

Burakevich, V. N.

Chen, Y. F.

Chyba, T. H.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, R. P. Mildren, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Wavelength-versatile visible and UV sources based on crystalline Raman lasers," Prog. Quantum Electron. in press (2008).

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, and J. A. Piper, "All-solid-state 704 mW continuous-wave yellow source based on an intracavity, frequency-doubled crystalline Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1114-1116 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Continuous-wave, intracavity doubled, self-Raman laser operation in Nd:GdVO4 at 586.5 nm," Opt. Express 15, 7038-7046 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Spence, P. Dekker, and H. M. Pask, "Modeling of Continuous Wave Intracavity Raman Lasers," J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 756-763 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Demidovich, A. A.

A. A. Demidovich, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Linsinetskii, V. N. Burakevich, V. A. Orlovich, and W. Keifer, "Continuous-wave Raman generation in a diode-pumped Nd3+:KGd(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1701-1703 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Dronov, A. G.

Eichler, H. J.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gad, G. M. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, V. P.

Georgiev, D.

Grabtchikov, A. S.

A. A. Demidovich, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Linsinetskii, V. N. Burakevich, V. A. Orlovich, and W. Keifer, "Continuous-wave Raman generation in a diode-pumped Nd3+:KGd(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 1701-1703 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huiming, T.

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Janousek, J.

Jieguang, M.

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jiying, P.

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Johansson, S.

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Keifer, W.

Kouta, H.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kuwano, Y.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kuzmin, A. N.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lanlan, G.

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

Linsinetskii, V. A.

Lisinetskii, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lu, J.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mildren, R. P.

H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, R. P. Mildren, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Wavelength-versatile visible and UV sources based on crystalline Raman lasers," Prog. Quantum Electron. in press (2008).

Mortensen, J. L.

Murai, T.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Orlovich, V. A.

Orlovitch, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pask, H. M.

Pavel, N.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

Popov, S. V.

Rulkov, A. B.

Ryabtsev, G. I.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Spence, D. J.

H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, R. P. Mildren, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Wavelength-versatile visible and UV sources based on crystalline Raman lasers," Prog. Quantum Electron. in press (2008).

P. Dekker, H. M. Pask, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Continuous-wave, intracavity doubled, self-Raman laser operation in Nd:GdVO4 at 586.5 nm," Opt. Express 15, 7038-7046 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Spence, P. Dekker, and H. M. Pask, "Modeling of Continuous Wave Intracavity Raman Lasers," J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 756-763 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P.

Ueda, K.

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Vyatkin, M. Y.

Wang, S. H.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovitch, G. I. Ryabtsev, and A. A. Demidovich, "All solid-state diode-pumped Raman laser with self-frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3742-3744 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sato, T. Taira, N. Pavel, and V. Lupei, "Laser operation with near quantum-defect slope efficiency in Nd:YVO4 under direct pumping into the emitting level," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844-846 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. J. Spence, P. Dekker, and H. M. Pask, "Modeling of Continuous Wave Intracavity Raman Lasers," J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 756-763 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. J. Eichler, Y. Kuwano, H. Kouta, S. N. Bagaev, T. H. Chyba, J. C. Barnes, G. M. A. Gad, T. Murai, and J. Lu, "Tetragonal vanadates YVO4 andGdVO4-new efficient χ(3)-materials for Raman lasers," Opt. Commun. 194, 201-206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Mater. (1)

W. Baoshan, T. Huiming, P. Jiying, M. Jieguang, and G. Lanlan, "Low threshold, diode end-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 self-Raman laser," Opt. Mater. 29, 1817-1820 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. M. Pask, P. Dekker, R. P. Mildren, D. J. Spence, and J. A. Piper, "Wavelength-versatile visible and UV sources based on crystalline Raman lasers," Prog. Quantum Electron. in press (2008).

Other (1)

J. Chilla, Q.-Z. Shu, H. Zhou, E. Weiss, M. Reed, and L. Spinelli, "Recent advances in optically pumped semiconductor lasers," in Solid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices (SPIE 2007).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Resonator configuration for intracavity frequency-doubling of self-Raman generated emission from Nd:GdVO4. System performance was evaluated with and without the intracavity mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Yellow (586.5 nm) output power as a function of pump power incident on 20 mm laser crystal for resonators with and without the intracavity mirror.

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