A continuous-wave laser with wavelength-selectable output spanning green-yellow-red

A. J. Lee*, D. J. Spence, J. A. Piper, H. M. Pask

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Abstract

The combination of Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) with second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) has significantly broadened the range of wavelengths available from solid-state lasers, enabling the production of traditionally hard-to-reach wavelengths in the UV and visible spectral regions [1]. Continuous wave (CW) intracavity Raman solid-state lasers which incorporate intracavity SHG/SFG have been particularly effective at generating multi-Watt output in the yellow-orange spectral region (through frequency doubling of the first-Stokes wavelengths), for which there are significant applications in ophthalmology, display technologies and bio-medicine. By converting combinations of the fundamental and first-Stokes fields using SHG/SFG, it is possible to generate several visible wavelengths from the green to orange [2]. SRS is also a cascading process whereby the first-Stokes field can become intense enough to generate a second-Stokes field and so on, and we have recently reported lasing at the second-Stokes and its second harmonic in a resonator using Nd:GdVO4 [3].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC)
Place of PublicationMunich
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781457705328
ISBN (Print)9781457705335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Other

Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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