Abstract

A stable low-threshold self-Q-switched diode-pumped 946-nm Nd3+,Cr4+:YAG microchip laser operating in single frequency and fundamental transverse mode is reported. The output characteristics of the microchip laser were investigated under cw and pulsed pumping. By combination of the infrared microchip and an external frequency doubler, 473-nm pulses with a conversion efficiency of 18% were achieved.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the 946-nm–473-nm self-Q-switched microchip laser. HR, high reflection; HT, high transmission; R, reflection.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output and repetition rate versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Shape of the 946-nm self-Q-switched pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Startup time of the laser pulses versus peak pump power under pulsed pumping.

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