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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1672–1678

Generating green to red light with semiconductor lasers

Gabriele Ferrari  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1672-1678 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001672


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Abstract

Diode lasers enable one to continuously cover the 730 to 1100 nm range as well as the 370 to 550 nm range by frequency doubling, but a large part of the electro-magnetic spectrum spanning from green to red remains accessible only through expensive and unpractical optically pumped dye lasers. Here we devise a method to multiply the frequency of optical waves by a factor 3/2 with a conversion that is phase-coherent and highly efficient. Together with harmonic generation, it will enable one to cover the visible spectrum with semiconductor lasers, opening new avenues in important fields such as laser spectroscopy and optical metrology.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2006
Published: February 19, 2007

Citation
Gabriele Ferrari, "Generating green to red light with semiconductor lasers," Opt. Express 15, 1672-1678 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-4-1672


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