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Efficient blue light generation from a diode laser pumped Nd:YAG laser

Efficient blue light generation from a diode laser pumped Nd:YAG laser
Efficient blue light generation from a diode laser pumped Nd:YAG laser
We report on the efficient intracavity doubling of a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser with an LBO crystal at room temperature. A CW single-ended output power of 103 mW at 473 nm is obtained at a pump power of 2.58 W with an optical conversion efficiency of 4.0%. The overall efficiency is 7.2% if blue light output from both directions is taken into account. To our knowledge, this is the highest efficiency to date for a diode laser pumped compact Nd:YAG blue laser with a simple flat-concave resonator using a bulk nonlinear crystal for intracavity doubling.
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Wang, C.Q.
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Wang, C.Q., Reekie, L., Chow, Y.T. and Gambling, W.A. (1999) Efficient blue light generation from a diode laser pumped Nd:YAG laser. Optics Communications, 167 (1-6), 155-158. (doi:10.1016/S0030-4018(99)00316-8).

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We report on the efficient intracavity doubling of a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser with an LBO crystal at room temperature. A CW single-ended output power of 103 mW at 473 nm is obtained at a pump power of 2.58 W with an optical conversion efficiency of 4.0%. The overall efficiency is 7.2% if blue light output from both directions is taken into account. To our knowledge, this is the highest efficiency to date for a diode laser pumped compact Nd:YAG blue laser with a simple flat-concave resonator using a bulk nonlinear crystal for intracavity doubling.

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Published date: 15 August 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 77812
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77812
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: 3e9c8673-6114-4583-9011-95a7aa4d6446

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 07 Jan 2022 20:59

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Author: C.Q. Wang
Author: L. Reekie
Author: Y.T. Chow
Author: W.A. Gambling

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