Abstract

We present a CW intracavity frequency-doubled TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser oscillator pumped at 888nm, producing 62W of green light at 532nm with M2=1.05 and RMS noise of 0.05%, thanks to the simultaneous oscillation of a large number of longitudinal modes. A diode-to-green optical efficiency of 29% is achieved by the use of a noncritically phase-matched lithium triborate crystal inserted in a periodic resonator containing two Nd:YVO4 crystals pumped with a total of 211W at 888nm.

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Baev, V.

Cerullo, G.

Cole, J.

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Czeranowsky, C.

Danailov, M.

De Silvestri, S.

Frangineas, G.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnston, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, and D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper CPD21.

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M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnston, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, and D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper CPD21.

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Nighan, W. L.

W. L. Nighan, Jr. and J. Cole, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper PD4.

Nightingale, J. L.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnston, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, and D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper CPD21.

Peng, X.

Qian, L. J.

Selker, M. D.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnston, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, and D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper CPD21.

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Opt. Commun. (1)

J. T. Lin, J. L. Montgomery, and K. Kato, Opt. Commun. 80, 159 (1990).
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Other (7)

W. Nighan, J. Cole, and T. Baer, "Diode pumped, multi axial mode, intracavity doubled laser," U.S. patent 5,446,749 (August 29, 1995).

L. R. Marshall, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1997), paper VL4.

T. Baer, "Low amplitude noise, intracavity doubled laser," U.S. patent 5,627,849 (May 6, 1997).

W. L. Nighan, Jr. and J. Cole, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper PD4.

M. D. Selker, T. J. Johnston, G. Frangineas, J. L. Nightingale, and D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1996), paper CPD21.

N. Hodgson, Proc. SPIE 5707, 1 (2005).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Oscillator setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Mode profile inside the 1.5 m long resonator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output beam and corresponding horizontal and vertical profiles.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

62 W green output monitored with a PIN photodiode. The insets are close-up views with AC coupling for the one- and two-crystal resonators.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

IR mode optical spectra for the one- and two-crystal resonators.

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