Multiwavelength Green-Yellow Laser Based on a Nd:YAG Laser with Nonlinear Frequency Conversion in a LBO Crystal
We demonstrate a multiwavelength laser in the green-yellow region by means of a diode-pumped neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser. This laser system combines a homemade 1074 nm and 1112 nm dual-wavelength laser with extracavity second harmonic generation (SHG) or sum-frequency generation in a lithium triborate crystal to generate visible output at any one of three wavelengths, 537 nm, 546 nm, and 556 nm, by simple temperature tuning, which has an important application in detecting carbon monoxide. The maximum average output power at the three wavelengths (537 nm, 546 nm, and 556 nm) was obtained to be 10.5 W, 0.5 W, and 8.5 W, respectively. The maximum SHG conversion efficiency from the infrared to the visible spectral region was about 51%.
Wang, Zhi-Chao, Feng Yang, Shiyong Xie, Yiting Xu, Jialin Xu, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Jing-Yuan Zhang, Da-fu Cui, Zuyan Xu.
"Multiwavelength Green-Yellow Laser Based on a Nd:YAG Laser with Nonlinear Frequency Conversion in a LBO Crystal."
Applied Optics, 51 (18): 4196-4200.