1.1 W CW self-frequency-doubled diode-pumped Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser

Peter Dekker*, Judith M. Dawes, James A. Piper, Yaogang Liu, Jiyang Wang

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Abstract

We report 1.1 W CW green output from a diode-end-pumped self-frequency-doubled (SFD) Yb:YAB laser, with a diode-to-green optical conversion efficiency of 10%. This is five times the highest green power reported for any diode-pumped SFD laser to date. The beam quality factor (M2) of the infrared and green were both better than 1.6. We also report plano-plano 'microchip' operation of Yb:YAB at these pump levels, resulting in infrared output power near 4 W and green power near 600 mW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume195
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2001

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