Managing SRS competition in a miniature visible Nd:YVO4/BaWO4 Raman laser

Xiaoli Li*, Andrew J. Lee, Yujing Huo, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, James A. Piper, Helen M. Pask, David J. Spence

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Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a compact and efficient continuous wave (CW) self-Raman laser utilizing a Nd:YVO4 gain crystal and BaWO4 Raman crystalgenerating yellow emission at 590 nm. We investigate the competition that occurs between Stokes lines in the Nd:YVO4 and BaWO4 crystalsand within the BaWO4 crystal itself. Through careful consideration of crystal length and orientationwe are able to suppress competition between Stokes linesand generate pure yellow emission at 590 nm with output power of 194 mW for just 3.8 W pump power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19305-19312
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2012

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