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High beam quality cw 1.5 W BaWO4 Raman laser using Nd:YLF as laser active medium
International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (28 August - 1 September 2011 : Sydney)
Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Pacific Rim IQEC/CLEO 2011) incorporating ACOLS and ACOFT, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 28 August - 01 September 2011, p.306-308
1.5 W of 1st Stokes, 1167 nm, cw output power was produced using a Nd:YLF laser crystal associated to a BaWO4 Raman crystal. The laser built provided a M2 of 1.51 and 1.43, vertical and horizontal, respectively. This high beam quality and Watt level power laser was built in a long cavity, demonstrating the advantages of Nd:YLF, which will ultimately enable low amplitude noise Raman lasers and allowing long length cavity geometries, such as "V" shape, for better conversion efficiencies. A preliminary result for a cw 583 nm laser has delivered 0.61 W of output power.