High-power, blue-light generation in a dual-structure, periodically poled, stoichiometric LiTaO3 crystal
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- Hu, X., Zhao, G., Zhang, C. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 87: 91. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2552-z
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High-power blue light was generated from a diode-side-pumped Q-switched 1319 nm Nd:YAG laser with a periodically poled, stoichiometric LiTaO3 (PPSLT) crystal. The PPSLT sample used in this experiment consists of two segments in series: the first segment has a period of 14.08 μm for the second harmonic generation (SHG) and the second segment has periods of around 4.6 μm for the generation of blue light by mixing fundamental and SH. An average power of 466 mW of a 440 nm blue light was obtained at the fundamental power of ∼5.4 W with a conversion efficiency of 8.6%. The output power fluctuated by 3% over a half-hour period. This result indicates that our scheme is a practical method to construct a reliable compact blue laser.