Discretely tunable, all-solid-state laser in the green, yellow, and red

Richard P. Mildren*, Helen M. Pask, Hamish Ogilvy, James A. Piper

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Abstract

We report an all-solid-state intracavity Raman laser with intracavity nonlinear sum-frequency generation providing visible output wavelengths selected from second harmonics and sum frequencies of the fundamental and Stokes fields. The laser comprises a diode end-pumped Nd:YAG laser, an acousto-optic Q switch, a KGd(WO4)2 Raman crystal, and a lithium borate nonlinear converter in a resonator designed to accommodate dynamic thermal lensing. For 20 W of pump power, output powers up to 1.8 W are demonstrated at wavelengths of 532, 555, 579, and 606 nm, selectable by angle and temperature tuning of the nonlinear medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1502
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2005

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