15 February 2012 Microchip green laser sources: broad range of possibilities
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Spectralus presents its progress in development of miniature, highly efficient, and versatile diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) green laser source, based on a monolithic cavity microchip laser platform. The use of periodically poled MgO-doped Lithium Niobate (PPMgOLN) as the nonlinear frequency doubler together with gain material Nd3+:YVO4 allows obtaining a significant increase in the overall efficiency of the green microchip laser in comparison with other compact green laser source architectures with comparable output power. Originally, this laser source was designed to be part of the miniature and efficient RGB light source for microdisplay-based (LCOS, DLP or similar) mobile projector devices. Recently, we have extended range of operations for our original laser platform. In particular, we demonstrate the following: high peak power (>500mW), high average power (>200mW), broad temperature range of operation (-30°C - 60°C), and low noise CW operation (<0.5% RMS).
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Stepan Essaian, Stepan Essaian, John Khaydarov, John Khaydarov, Slav Slavov, Slav Slavov, Vartan Ter-Mikirtychev, Vartan Ter-Mikirtychev, Gevorg Gabrielyan, Gevorg Gabrielyan, Meruzhan Keroopyan, Meruzhan Keroopyan, Suren Soghomonyan, Suren Soghomonyan, } "Microchip green laser sources: broad range of possibilities", Proc. SPIE 8240, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XI, 82400I (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928305; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.928305
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