High-power diode-pumped single-frequency nd:ylf and nd:yvo4 lasers with intra-cavity second-harmonic generation to the red range

F. Camargo, R. Sarrouf, T. Badr, T. Zanon-Willette, N. Wetter, J. J. Zondy

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Abstract

Single-frequency operation of diode-pumped Nd:YLiF4 and Nd:YVO4 continuous-wave (cw) ring lasers are investigated in the 1.31-1.34μm range, together with their intracavity second-harmonic generation to the red spectral range (0.65-0.67μm) using either BiB3O6 (BiBO), LiB3O5 (LBO) or periodically-poled KTiOPO4 (ppKTP). Smooth singlelongitudinal mode wavelength tuning over ~3-4 nm within the gain bandwidths could be achieved, with a watt-level output at gain centers in the near-IR and red range. Unlike with the birefringence phase-matched crystals, second-harmonic generation using ppKTP leads to various dynamical regimes, from narrow-band continuous-wave to broadband self modelocked operation triggered by ?2: ?2 second-order Kerr-lens cascaded nonlinear interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE PhotonicsGlobal at Singapore, IPGC 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE PhotonicsGlobal at Singapore, IPGC 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 8 2008Dec 11 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE PhotonicsGlobal at Singapore, IPGC 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE PhotonicsGlobal at Singapore, IPGC 2008
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/8/0812/11/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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