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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5653–5661

491 nm generation by sum-frequency mixing of diode pumped neodymium lasers

Emilie Herault, François Balembois, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5653-5661 (2005)

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We present three different dual-wavelength laser architectures to obtain cw blue radiations. They are based on diode-pumped Nd-doped crystals lasing on the 4F3/2-4I11/2 and 4F3/2-4I9/2 transitions. Blue radiations were achieved by intracavity sum frequency operation in a BiB3O6 crystal. We report a maximum output blue power of 303 mW at 491 nm for a pump power of 10 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Emilie Herault, François Balembois, and Partick Georges, "491 nm generation by sum-frequency mixing of diode pumped neodymium lasers," Opt. Express 13, 5653-5661 (2005)

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