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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 12240–12245

Efficient visible light generation by mixing of a solid-state laser and a tapered diode laser

Emir Karamehmedović, Christian Pedersen, Martin Thalbitzer Andersen, and Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12240-12245 (2007)

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A generic approach to efficient visible light generation based on singly-resonant sum-frequency mixing of an external-cavity tapered diode laser and a diode pumped solid-state laser is presented. The principle is exemplified by generation of more than 300 mW of 488 nm coherent blue light by mixing of a 950 mW beam from an external-cavity 765 nm tapered diode laser with the intra-cavity field of a diode pumped, high finesse 1342 nm solid-state laser using periodically poled KTP as the nonlinear medium. Using this approach, a conversion efficiency of more than 30 % of the 765 nm beam was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2007
Published: September 11, 2007

Emir Karamehmedovic, Christian Pedersen, Martin T. Andersen, and Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, "Efficient visible light generation by mixing of a solid-state laser and a tapered diode laser," Opt. Express 15, 12240-12245 (2007)

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