Abstract

We report an all-solid-state intracavity Raman laser with intracavity nonlinear sum-frequency generation providing visible output wavelengths selected from second harmonics and sum frequencies of the fundamental and Stokes fields. The laser comprises a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser, an acousto-optic Q switch, a KGd(WO4)2 Raman crystal, and a lithium borate nonlinear converter in a resonator designed to accommodate dynamic thermal lensing. For 20W of pump power, output powers up to 1.8W are demonstrated at wavelengths of 532, 555, 579, and 606nm, selectable by angle and temperature tuning of the nonlinear medium.

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  1. R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  6. R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

1999 (2)

J. Findeisen, H. J. Eichler, and A. A. Kaminski, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 173 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper, Opt. Lett. 24, 1490 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

I. V. Mochalov, Opt. Eng. 36, 1660 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

E. O. Ammann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 838 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Ammann, E. O.

E. O. Ammann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 838 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Convery, M.

R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

Eichler, H. J.

J. Findeisen, H. J. Eichler, and A. A. Kaminski, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 173 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Findeisen, J.

J. Findeisen, H. J. Eichler, and A. A. Kaminski, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 173 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kaminski, A. A.

J. Findeisen, H. J. Eichler, and A. A. Kaminski, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 173 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mckay, T.

R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

Mildren, R. P.

R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

Mochalov, I. V.

I. V. Mochalov, Opt. Eng. 36, 1660 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pask, H. M.

R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper, Opt. Lett. 24, 1490 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

Piper, J. A.

R. P. Mildren, M. Convery, H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper, and T. Mckay, Opt. Express 12, 785 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. M. Pask and J. A. Piper, Opt. Lett. 24, 1490 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

E. O. Ammann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 838 (1979).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Findeisen, H. J. Eichler, and A. A. Kaminski, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 173 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

I. V. Mochalov, Opt. Eng. 36, 1660 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

R. P. Mildren, H. M. Pask, M. Convery, J. A. Piper, and T. McKay, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper TuC6.

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Experimental arrangement of the intracavity Raman laser. AO, acousto-optic.

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Phase-matching angles (internal angles) and temperatures (calculated using SNLO) for SHG and SFG of fundamental and Stokes fields in LBO (a) as a function of angle and (b) as a function of temperature for NCPM. F, fundamental 1064 nm ; 1; 2; first and second Stokes for the 768 - cm 1 Raman mode of KGW; 1, 2, first and second Stokes of the 901 - cm 1 Raman mode. The curve fits are included for aesthetic purposes.

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Table 1 Angle Selection of Output Wavelength with a LBO Temperature of 54 ° C

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Table 2 Temperature Selection of Output Wavelength

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