Abstract

We report the realization of a frequency doubled, actively Q-switched and polarized oscillator based on Nd:YAG single-crystal fiber. A laser output of 8 W, 10 kHz, and 30 ns at 946 nm is reported. The laser is extracavity frequency doubled in a BiBO crystal to obtain 3 W and 300 μJ of blue laser with a beam quality of M2y=1.12 and M2x=1.38. The obtained blue power is stable with a root-mean-square stability of less than 2% in 1 h. This is more than two times the previously reported average power and energy at 473 nm.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Y. P. Huang, K. W. Su, A. Li, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, Appl. Phys. B 91, 429 (2008).
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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. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, Appl. Phys. B 81, 487 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Y. P. Huang, K. W. Su, A. Li, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, Appl. Phys. B 91, 429 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, H.

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M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, Appl. Phys. B 81, 487 (2005).
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X. Yu, C. Wang, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, X. D. Li, J. B. Peng, and J. H. Yu, Laser Phys. 20, 1783 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Chen, X. Yu, R. Yan, X. Li, C. Wang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Lett. 35, 2714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

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

Wessels, P.

Wintner, E.

J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Xia, J.

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

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Yan, R. P.

X. Yu, C. Wang, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, X. D. Li, J. B. Peng, and J. H. Yu, Laser Phys. 20, 1783 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

Yu, J.

Yu, J. H.

X. Yu, C. Wang, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, X. D. Li, J. B. Peng, and J. H. Yu, Laser Phys. 20, 1783 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, X.

F. Chen, X. Yu, R. Yan, X. Li, C. Wang, J. Yu, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Lett. 35, 2714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Yu, C. Wang, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, X. D. Li, J. B. Peng, and J. H. Yu, Laser Phys. 20, 1783 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zaneveld, J. R.

Zhang, Z.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

Y. P. Huang, K. W. Su, A. Li, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, Appl. Phys. B 91, 429 (2008).
[CrossRef]

X. Délen, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, N. Aubry, D. Sangla, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, Appl. Phys. B 104, 1 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, Appl. Phys. B 81, 487 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

X. Yu, C. Wang, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, X. D. Li, J. B. Peng, and J. H. Yu, Laser Phys. 20, 1783 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (2)

J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

F. Balembois, M. Castaing, E. Hérault, and P. Georges, Laser Photon. Rev.18, 659 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Depolarization losses with/without quarter-waveplate.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output CW power at 946 nm in function of the half-waveplate-induced polarizer transmission for different pump power values.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse energy and pulse duration at 946 nm in function of repetition rate (left), and pulse energy and average power at 946 nm in function of repetition rate.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Pulse shape at 946 and 473 nm.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Beam profile and beam quality for 946 and 473 nm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Output power stability for 8 W of 946 nm (red) and 3 W of 473 nm (blue).

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Output 473 nm average power and SHG efficiency.

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