, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 125-127

Investigation of intracavity third-harmonic generation at 1.06 μm in YCa4O(BO3)3 crystals

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Intracavity sum-frequency mixing of 1.06 μm and 532 nm in YCa4O(BO3)3 (YCOB) crystals cut for different type-I phase-matching directions of (θ,ϕ)=(106°,77.2°), (111°, 79.6°) and (65°, 82.8°) was investigated in a compact diode-end-pumped acousto-optical Q-switched Nd:YVO4/KTP laser formed with a three-mirror folded resonator. The maximum 355-nm average output power of 124 mW was obtained in the phase-matching direction of (106°, 77.2°) with a pump-to-ultraviolet conversion efficiency of 3.3% at the repetition frequency of 20 kHz.

Received: 17 September 2001 / Revised version: 27 November 2001 / Published online: 17 January 2002