Abstract

We have developed a continuous-wave, lamp-pumped, intracavity frequency-doubled laser that provides as much as 13.5 W of power in the green, linearly polarized TEM00 output, and very low misalignment sensitivity. These results have been obtained with a Nd:YLF rod of large cross section, a lithium triborate frequency-doubling crystal, and a novel resonator design. We demonstrate that the problem of power fluctuations and chaos in this class of lasers (the green problem) can effectively be overcome and that fluctuations of less than ±1% on a millisecond time scale can be obtained.

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L. Wei, D. Guiqing, H. Qingzhen, Z. An, L. Jingkui, J. Phys. D 23, 1073 (1990).
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G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, Opt. Commun. 93, 77 (1992).
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Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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Other (2)

G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, O. Svelto, L. J. Qian, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 248.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Resonator configuration: f1, spherical lens (150 mm); fc, cylindrical lens (2500 mm in the plane orthogonal to the c axis of the Nd:YLF rod). Mirror M1 (–200 mm) is totally reflecting at 1047 nm; mirrors M3, M4, and M 3 are totally reflecting at both 1047 and 523.5 nm; mirror M2 is totally reflecting at 1047 nm and 87% transmitting at 523.5 nm. M 3 (100 mm) replaces M4 and M3 (250 mm) in the traditional configuration. The c axis of the Nd:YLF rod and the z axis of the LBO crystal are in the plane of the figure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized output power at 1047 nm as a function of the steering angle of mirror M 3 (curve a) or mirror M4 (curve b) for the two alternative configurations shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscilloscope trace of the SH power. The unstable regime, with the LBO aligned, is shown on the left-hand side; the stable regime, with the LBO tilted, is shown on the right-hand side. The inset shows the stable trace displayed by the oscilloscope with autocorrelation (AC) coupling.

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