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Continuous-wave self-Raman and intracavity doubled laser operation in Nd:GdVO4 at 586.5 nm

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4 Author(s)
Dekker, P. ; Macquarie Univ., Sydney ; Pask, H.M. ; Spence, D.J. ; Piper, J.A.

We have demonstrated diode-pumped continuous-wave self-Raman operation in Nd:GdVO4 with output at 1173 nm and intracavity doubled output at 586 nm. We have generated up to 2 W at 1173 nm and 678 mW at 586 nm, limited by thermal lensing in the gain medium. Operating at 50% duty cycle allowed generation of 1.85 W of quasi-CW power at 586 nm. It is expected that by managing the thermal loading and collecting all the generated yellow emission, CW yellow output powers of greater than 3 W will be obtained.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEOE-IQEC 2007. European Conference on

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17-22 June 2007