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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2590–2595

Compact 492-nm light source based on sum-frequency mixing

Sandra Johansson, Shunhua Wang, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2590-2595 (2005)

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More than 27 mW of 492-nm power was generated in a compact design, using intra-cavity sum frequency mixing of a laser diode and a diode-pumped solid-state laser in a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 crystal.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Sandra Johansson, Shunhua Wang, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Compact 492-nm light source based on sum-frequency mixing," Opt. Express 13, 2590-2595 (2005)

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