Laser guided adaptive optics for astronomy can significantly improve the resolution of ground-based telescopes. We are developing an all-fiber 589nm laser system for this application by sum-frequency mixing 1583nm Er/Yb:doped and 938nm Nd:silica fiber lasers in a periodically poled crystal. Both CW and pulsed formats are under development.
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(000.0000) General : General
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
D. M. Pennington, J. W. Dawson, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, S. Payne, D. Bonaccini, W. Hackenberg, and L. Taylor, "Compact fiber laser system for 589 nm laser guide star generation," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWD4.
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