Practical 580 nm source based on frequency doubling of an intracavity-Raman-shifted Nd:YAG laser

H. M. Pask, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

We have investigated a simple scheme based on a combination of two nonlinear processes, stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in LiIO3 and second harmonic generation (SHG) in LBO, which efficiently convert the 1064 nm fundamental of a Nd:YAG laser to the yellow at 580 nm. Average power up to 0.55 W has been generated at 580 nm, using a standard arclamp-pumped, acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser which normally produces 3 W of 1064 nm output at 4 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume148
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 1998

Keywords

  • Frequency conversion
  • Frequency doubling
  • Raman shifting
  • Solid-state laser
  • Visible laser

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