Abstract

We report a new method for stabilizing the power of intracavity frequency-doubled multimode lasers with type I phase matching. Such lasers usually show strong fluctuations of the output power caused by coupling of longitudinal laser modes in the nonlinear crystal. We eliminate these fluctuations by placing the gain medium and nonlinear crystal in specific locations in the laser cavity where the nonlinear coupling of different longitudinal modes is strongly reduced.

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B. Peters, J. Hünkemeier, V. M. Baev, and Y. I. Khanin, Phys. Rev. 64,023816 (2001).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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B. Peters, J. Hünkemeier, V. M. Baev, and Y. I. Khanin, Phys. Rev. 64,023816 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Intensity distribution of (a) two neighboring laser modes Ij and Ij+1 and of (b) Ij2 (SHG) and IjIj+1 (SFG) as a function of the position in the cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Emission spectrum of the laser at 946 nm with the laser crystal (a) in the middle and (b) at the end of the resonator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal behavior of the laser at 473 nm with the doubling crystal (a) in the middle and shifted by (b) 4 mm or (c) 6 mm from the center.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fourier transformation of the laser power tracks corresponding to Fig. 3.

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