Abstract

Efficient simultaneous intracavity second-harmonic and sum-frequency generation that is free from irregular large amplitude fluctuations (the so-called green problem) is achieved with a laser-diode-pumped LiNdP4O12 (LNP) laser with a type II phase-matching KTiOPO4 crystal. Observed frequency-mixing operations result from the simultaneous single-frequency oscillations on different transitions that arise from the wide fluorescence linewidth in a stoichiometric LNP laser that possesses inherently high Nd concentrations. Sum-frequency generation has been shown to arise from the interaction of oscillating longitudinal modes that belong to different transitions. A promising application to coherent terahertz-wave radiation by use of photomixers is proposed.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. Hagiyuki, M. Tonai, M. Tani, and K. Sakai, Rev. Laser Eng. 26, 536 (1998 in Japanese).
[CrossRef]

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K. Otsuka, E. A. Viktorov, and P. Mandel, Europhys. Lett. 45, 37 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Asakawa, R. Kawai, K. Ohki, and K. Otsuka, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L515 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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E. A. Viktorov, D. R. Klemer, and M. A. Karim, Opt. Commun. 113, 441 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Laser Eng. (2)

M. Hagiyuki, M. Tonai, M. Tani, and K. Sakai, Rev. Laser Eng. 26, 536 (1998 in Japanese).
[CrossRef]

H. Hyodo, M. Tani, N. Onodera, and K. Sakai, Rev. Laser Eng. 26, 871 (1998 in Japanese).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a LD-pumped LNP–KTP green laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Input–output characteristics of a LNP–KTP green laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Oscillation wavelengths at several pump levels. Filled circles, strongest modes. (b) LNP fluorescence spectrum at room temperature.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscillation-mode spectra at several pump levels.

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