A wavelength-versatile, continuous-wave, self-Raman solid-state laser operating in the visible

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Abstract

We report a continuous-wave Nd:GdVO4 self-Raman laser generating wavelength-selectable output in the green-yellow spectral region. The laser combines stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) with intracavity second harmonic and sum-frequency generation (SHG/SFG) to enable "ondemand" operation at any one of three wavelengths, 532 nm, 559 nm and 586 nm, each with output power greater than 3.5 W. Using experimental and numerical modelling results, we show how the highly-interactive, simultaneous non-linear processes of SRS and SHG/SFG may be balanced to achieve stable, selectable multi-wavelength visible operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20013-20018
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2010

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: [http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20013]. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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