Abstract

A compact source of stable cw single-frequency radiation at 473  nm has been realized by second-harmonic generation of a diode-pumped miniature Nd:YAG ring laser operating on the F43/2I49/2 laser transition. By use of potassium niobate (KNbO3), single-longitudinal-mode output powers of 500  mW cw with high stability and maximum optical-to-optical conversion efficiencies >81% are achieved. An external semimonolithic cavity permits mode-hop-free frequency tuning of blue radiation over as much as 20  GHz.

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