Abstract

We report on a high-repetition-rate, high-peak-power, linear-polarized 473nm blue laser. A high-power 946nm fundamental laser was obtained based on a diode-pumped acousto-optically (AO) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser using a thermal-compensating resonator and a microchannel heat sink for thermal dissipation. A pulsed 473nm laser was generated using a BiB3O6 (BiBO) crystal as an extracavity frequency doubler. The highest peak power of a 16.7kW blue laser was obtained at a pulse repetition rate of 10kHz with a pulse width of 9ns. Stable operation of the pulsed blue laser can even reach 50kHz.

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Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
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S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
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J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
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A. V. Smith, D. J. Armstrong, and W. J. Alford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 15, 122 (1998).
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A. J. Kemp, G. J. Valentine, and D. Burns, Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 305 (2004).
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T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
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J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. H.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, H. Z.

Cui, D.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cui, D. F.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Czeranowsky, C.

Eichler, H. J.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gaudillat, C.

Y. Lutz, D. Rytz, and C. Gaudillat, Appl. Phys. B 70, 479 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ge, J.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Geng, A.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Guo, L.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

Hou, W.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Huang, P. L.

Huang, S. L.

Huber, G.

Kallmeyer, F.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kemp, A. J.

A. J. Kemp, G. J. Valentine, and D. Burns, Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 305 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Koch, R.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, 2002).

Li, E. B.

Li, H. F.

Li, X. D.

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lü, Y. F.

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lutz, Y.

Y. Lutz, D. Rytz, and C. Gaudillat, Appl. Phys. B 70, 479 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Peng, H.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Peng, H. B.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Peng, Q.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Riesbeck, T.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rytz, D.

Y. Lutz, D. Rytz, and C. Gaudillat, Appl. Phys. B 70, 479 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

A. V. Smith, D. J. Armstrong, and W. J. Alford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 15, 122 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Valentine, G. J.

A. J. Kemp, G. J. Valentine, and D. Burns, Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 305 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. W.

Wang, D.

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

Wang, R. G.

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. Z.

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Weng, Y. L.

Xia, J.

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z. Y.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yan, R. P.

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J. Q.

Yin, X. D.

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J. H.

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, X.

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. B.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. L.

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, R.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Ge, T. Riesbeck, and J. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 95, 721 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Lutz, D. Rytz, and C. Gaudillat, Appl. Phys. B 70, 479 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, H. Peng, W. Hou, Q. Peng, A. Geng, L. Guo, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. B 83, 241 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. (1)

A. V. Smith, D. J. Armstrong, and W. J. Alford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 15, 122 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (3)

Y. F. Lü, X. D. Yin, J. Xia, R. G. Wang, and D. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, X. D. Li, F. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 433 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Gao, X. Yu, F. Chen, X. D. Li, R. P. Yan, Z. Zhang, J. H. Yu, and Y. Z. Wang, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 577 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y. H. Chen, W. Hou, H. B. Peng, H. L. Zhang, L. Guo, H. B. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, Opt. Commun. 270, 58 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. J. Kemp, G. J. Valentine, and D. Burns, Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 305 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, 2002).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Sketch of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power and pulse width of 946 nm laser at 10 kHz versus the incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Average output power of 473 nm laser and conversion efficiency versus the incident power of fundamental laser at 10 kHz . (b) Peak power and pulse width of 473 nm laser versus the operating repetition rate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse train of the blue laser at 10 kHz and the typical pulse shape with a pulse width of 9 ns .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

M 2 measurement and typical beam profiles of the 473 nm laser at the maximum power.

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