750 nm 1.5 W frequency-doubled semiconductor disk laser with a 44 nm tuning range
We demonstrate 1.5 W of output power at the wavelength of 750 nm by intracavity frequency doubling a wafer-fused semiconductor disk laser diode-pumped at 980 nm. An optical-to-optical efficiency of 8.3% was achieved using a bismuth borate crystal. The wavelength of the doubled emission could be tuned from 720 to 764 nm with an intracavity birefringent plate. The beam quality parameter M-2 of the laser output was measured to be below 1.5 at all pump powers.