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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2003
  • pp: 5500–5507

High-power 457-nm light source by frequency doubling of an amplified diode laser

Valentina Ruseva and Jan Hald  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 27, pp. 5500-5507 (2003)

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We demonstrate the generation of 150-mW blue coherent single-mode radiation at 457 nm in a compact and inexpensive setup. The light is generated by frequency doubling the radiation of a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system in an enhancement cavity with a potassium niobate (KNbO3) crystal. The MOPA consists of a 914-nm single-mode diode laser and a broad-area diode laser (BAL) as the amplifier. The BAL is a multimode laser with a specified wavelength of 938 nm. Sufficient gain at 914 nm is obtained by antireflection coating the BAL front surface and by cooling it to -10 °C.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2003
Published: September 20, 2003

Valentina Ruseva and Jan Hald, "High-power 457-nm light source by frequency doubling of an amplified diode laser," Appl. Opt. 42, 5500-5507 (2003)

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