Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 4.6 W of linear polarized continuous-wave (cw) output power on the F43/2I49/2 transitions at 946 nm. Three different crystals, cut for critical type I phase matching at room temperature, are used for the intracavity frequency doubling of the laser: 10-mm-long LiB3O5 (LBO), an 8-mm-long β-BaB2O4 (BBO), and a 10.4-mm-long BiB3O6 (BiBO) grown by FEE GmbH.  Up to 2.8 W of cw output power in the blue spectral range at 473 nm has been achieved with the BiBO crystal (2.1 W with BBO and 1.5 W with LBO).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. E. Innocenci, H. T. Yura, C. L. Fincher, and R. A. Fields, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1831 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

R. Weber, B. Neuenschwander, M. MacDonald, M. B. Roos, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 1046 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[CrossRef]

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, J. Appl. Phys. 88, 240 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth

P. Becker, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, J. Cryst. Growth 203, 149 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

W. P. Risk, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1412 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Baer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1175 (1986).
[CrossRef]

V. Magni, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1962 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

C. Czeranowsky, M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kutovoi, and Y. Zavartsev, Opt. Commun. 205, 361 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. P. MacDonald, Th. Graf, J. E. Balmer, and H. P. Weber, Opt. Commun. 178, 383 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Solid State Commun.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, Solid State Commun. 109, 249 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other

C. Czeranowsky, E. Heumann, T. Kellner, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) 2000 Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD1.3.

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup of (a) the ground state and (b) the frequency-doubled laser.

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Fig. 2

Sagittal and tangential radii of laser mode w1 in the middle of the laser crystal versus focal length of the thermal lens.

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Fig. 3

Output power and losses at the Brewster plate of the ground-state laser at 946 nm with and without the quarter-wave plate in the cavity.

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Fig. 4

Output power of the frequency-doubled laser at 473 nm.

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Table 1 Data on the Nonlinear Crystals

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KBoyd=16π2ldeff2hξ,B,σ,µ0nωn2ωcλlaser3,
Pmax,473 nm=KexpPmax,intracavity2.

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