19 February 2008 300 mW of coherent light at 488 nm using a generic approach
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We present a generic approach for efficient generation of CW light with a predetermined wavelength within the visible or UV spectrum. Based on sum-frequency generation (SFG), the circulating intra-cavity field of a high-finesse diode pumped CW solid-state laser (DPSSL) and the output from a tapered, single-frequency external cavity diode laser (ECDL) are mixed inside a 10 mm periodically poled KTP crstal (pp-KTP). The pp-KTP is situated inside the DPSSL cavity to enhance conversion efficiency of the nonlinear mixing process. This approach combines different solid state technologies; the tuneability of ECDLs, the high intra-cavity filed of DPSSLs and flexible quasi phase matching in pp-tapered ECDL with a center wavelength of 766 nm in combination with a high finesse Nd:YVo4 laser at 1342 nm. Up to 308 mW of light at 488nm was measured in our experiments. The conversion of te ECDL beam was up to 47% after it was transmitted through a PM fiber, and up to 32% without fiber coupling. Replacing the seed laser and the nonlinear crystal makes it possible to generate light at virtually any desired wavelength withing the visible spectrum.
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Emir Karamehmedović, Emir Karamehmedović, Christian Pedersen, Christian Pedersen, Martin T. Andersen, Martin T. Andersen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, "300 mW of coherent light at 488 nm using a generic approach", Proc. SPIE 6875, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 687512 (19 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.762876
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