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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2283–2288

Tunable intra-cavity SHG of CW Ti:Sapphire lasers around 785 nm and 810 nm in BiBO-crystals

M. Thorhauge, J.L. Mortensen, P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, and P. Buchhave  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2283-2288 (2006)

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Phasematch curves as well as sensitivity to angular and wavelength misalignment for generation of second-harmonic of 785 nm and 810 nm in BiB3O6 crystal was calculated. Measurements were done for intra-cavity CW SHG in a Ti:Sapphire laser. The BiBO crystal was found to be excellent for this application. Temperature dependance was uncritical for both crystals, while power stability was good. Maximum blue output was 53 mW at 392 nm and 100 mW at 405 nm; corresponding to pump-to-blue optical conversion efficiencies of 0.96% and 1.82% respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

M. Thorhauge, J. L. Mortensen, P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, and P. Buchhave, "Tunable intra-cavity SHG of CW Ti:Sapphire lasers around 785 nm and 810 nm in BiBO-crystals," Opt. Express 14, 2283-2288 (2006)

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