Abstract

A compact high-power yellow pulsed laser has been demonstrated by use of intracavity sum-frequency mixing in a diode-end-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser. A three-mirror configuration forming two separate laser cavities is used to optimize the gain match for simultaneous dual-wavelength emission in Q-switched operation. Under the optimum cavity-length condition, the highest yellow average power is 340 mW and the peak power is 2 kW, obtained at 12.5 W of pump power.

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Nd:YVO4 Laser Crystal Material Properties (ITI Electro-Optics, Los Angeles, Calif., 1998).

J. T. Murray, W. L. Austin, and R. C. Powell, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 129–135.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of intracavity SFM in the diode-end-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser at 1064 and 1342 nm. AO, acousto-optic; HR, highly reflective; HT, highly transmitting; BBO, β-barium borate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the relative output powers at intracavity SFM on the incident pump power at pulse repetition rates of 10, 20, and 30 kHz.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Top, oscilloscope trace of a train of 593-nm pulses from the intracavity SFM in the diode-end-pumped Q-switched Nd:YVO4 dual-wavelength laser at a pulse repetition rate of 20 kHz. Bottom trace, expanded shape of a single pulse, showing 18-ns width (FWHM).

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dNdt=Rp-cNσ1ϕ1+σ2ϕ2-Nτf,
dϕ1dt=lcrl1cσ1N-ϕ1τc1-ηSFMϕ1ϕ2,
dϕ2dt=lcrl2cσ2ϕ2N-ϕ2τc2-ηSFMϕ1ϕ2,
1fth=ξPabs4πKcωp2dn0/dT+n0-1αT,

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