Up to 30 mW of broadly tunable CW green-to-orange light, based on sum-frequency mixing of Cr4+:forsterite and Nd:YVO4 lasers

Jesper Liltorp Mortensen, Alan McWilliam, Christopher G Leburn, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Morten Thorhauge, Jiri Janousek, Christian T.A. Brown, Alexander A. Lagatsky, Preben Buchhave, Wilson Sibbett

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Efficient generation of continuous-wave (CW) tunable light in the yellow region is reported. The method is based on sum-frequency mixing of a tunable Cr4+:forsterite laser with a Nd:YVO4 laser. A periodically poled lithium niobate crystal was placed intra-cavity in a Nd:YVO4 laser, and the Cr4+:forsterite laser was single-passed through the non-linear media. With this setup, it was possible to generate up to 3 mW of yellow light smoothly tunable from 573 to 587 nm. This is the highest output demonstrated to date for a tunable diode pumped solid-state CW laser in this wavelength region. The ways to improve the efficiency further are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Volume241
Pages (from-to)487-492
ISSN0030-4018
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Mortensen, J. L., McWilliam, A., Leburn, C. G., Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P., Thorhauge, M., Janousek, J., ... Sibbett, W. (2006). Up to 30 mW of broadly tunable CW green-to-orange light, based on sum-frequency mixing of Cr4+:forsterite and Nd:YVO4 lasers. Optics Communications, 241, 487-492.
Mortensen, Jesper Liltorp ; McWilliam, Alan ; Leburn, Christopher G ; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter ; Thorhauge, Morten ; Janousek, Jiri ; Brown, Christian T.A. ; Lagatsky, Alexander A. ; Buchhave, Preben ; Sibbett, Wilson. / Up to 30 mW of broadly tunable CW green-to-orange light, based on sum-frequency mixing of Cr4+:forsterite and Nd:YVO4 lasers. In: Optics Communications. 2006 ; Vol. 241. pp. 487-492.
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Mortensen, JL, McWilliam, A, Leburn, CG, Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P, Thorhauge, M, Janousek, J, Brown, CTA, Lagatsky, AA, Buchhave, P & Sibbett, W 2006, 'Up to 30 mW of broadly tunable CW green-to-orange light, based on sum-frequency mixing of Cr4+:forsterite and Nd:YVO4 lasers', Optics Communications, vol. 241, pp. 487-492.

Up to 30 mW of broadly tunable CW green-to-orange light, based on sum-frequency mixing of Cr4+:forsterite and Nd:YVO4 lasers. / Mortensen, Jesper Liltorp; McWilliam, Alan; Leburn, Christopher G; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter; Thorhauge, Morten; Janousek, Jiri; Brown, Christian T.A.; Lagatsky, Alexander A.; Buchhave, Preben; Sibbett, Wilson.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 241, 2006, p. 487-492.

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