Abstract

A compact and efficient diode-pumped acousto-optically Q-switched intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser is demonstrated. With 0.5-at. % Nd:YVO4, greater than 4.6 W of 532-nm average power at a repetition rate of 50 kHz was generated with 17-W pump power, corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 27%. At 10–30 kHz the pulse width is shorter than 10 ns, and the peak power is higher than 13 kW.

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1999 (1)

Y. F. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 234 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994 (4)

T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 800 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. Hemmati and J. R. Lesh, Opt. Lett. 17, 1322 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. Mackinnon and B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1989 (2)

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 234 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen and H. J. Kuo, Opt. Lett. 23, 846 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Dixon, G. J.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
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Heine, F.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hemmati, H.

Huber, G.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jarman, R. H.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kasamatsu, T.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 800 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kück, S.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kuo, H. J.

Lesh, J. R.

Lingvay, L. S.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mackinnon, N.

N. Mackinnon and B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. A.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mooradian, A.

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

Ostroumov, V. G.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pfistner, C.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbakov, I. A.

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sinclair, B. D.

N. Mackinnon and B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Taguchi, N.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 800 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Tsunekane, M.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H. P.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Weber, R.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

V. G. Ostroumov, F. Heine, S. Kück, G. Huber, V. A. Mikhailov, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 64, 301 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

T. Taira and T. Kobayashi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 800 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 234 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. Mackinnon and B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the Q-switched intra-cavity-frequency-doubled green laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the mode-to-pump size ratio on the incident pump power for several cavity lengths: symbols, experimental data; curves, theoretical calculations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average green output power at a 50-kHz pulse-repetition rate as a function of the incident pump power for several Nd:YVO4 crystals with different dopant concentrations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average green output power and pulse width as a function of the Q-switched pulse-repetition frequency.

Equations (4)

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Plim=1α4πRTξ,
1fth=0lξPabs4πKcα exp-αz1-exp-αldn/dT+nαTωp2zdz,
ωp2z=ωp021+λpMp2nπωp02z-z02,
ωl=λπLfth1/41-L/fth1/4, L=L*+l1/n-1+lKTP1/nKTP-1+lQ1/nQ-1,

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