Continuous-wave, all-solid-state, yellow laser source at 588 nm

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    Abstract

    We report continuous-wave powers up to 704 mW and quasi-cw powers up to 1574 mW (50% duty cycle) at 588 nm from a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO₄ laser with intracavity Raman-shifting (in KGd(WO₄)₂) and intracavity frequencydoubling (in LBO), with diode-to-588 nm conversion efficiencies of up to 7%. We also present a rate-equation model of the laser which is used to outline the key design issues for cw intracavity doubled Raman lasers, in particular the roles played by thermal loading in the Nd:GdVO₄ laser crystal, resonator mode sizes in the gain and nonlinear media and passive resonator losses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Australian Institute of Physics national congress 2006
    EditorsJohn Dobson, Robert Sang
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Physics
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0959806474
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAustralian Institute of Physics National Congress (17th : 2006) - Brisbane
    Duration: 3 Dec 20068 Dec 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Institute of Physics National Congress (17th : 2006)
    CityBrisbane
    Period3/12/068/12/06

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