Abstract

A beam-shaped 20-W diode bar has longitudinally pumped a Nd:YAG laser in a ring configuration. Unidirectional single-frequency operation is enforced by a Faraday rotator. Intracavity frequency doubling with a KTP crystal has produced 3 W of stable single-frequency TEM00 output at 532 nm.

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J. L. Nightingale, J. K. Johnson, in Compact Blue/Green Lasers, Vol. 1 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper PD6.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the intracavity-frequency-doubled Nd:YAG ring laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Green output power at 532 nm versus incident diode pump power for the case when the fundamental beam radius in the KTP is ~70 μm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical scanning Fabry–Perot trace for the 1064-nm leakage while ~3 W of power is generated at 532 nm, confirming single-frequency operation. F.S.R, free spectral range.

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