We demonstrate actively Q-switched deep ultraviolet laser operation at 261 and 320 nm by intracavity frequency doubling of an InGaN laser diode-pumped Pr:LiYF4laser. We obtain a maximum peak power of 61.6 W (8.7 μJ/pulse at 7.7 kHz) and 594 W (19.0 μJ/pulse at 7.7 kHz) with a pulse width of 142 and 35 ns at 261 and 320 nm, respectively. The conversion efficiency from the fundamental laser energy at 639 nm to the second-harmonic generation is 88%. Good agreement is obtained with prediction by a rate equation model.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering