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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14687–14693

High power narrowband 589nm frequency doubled fibre laser source

Luke Taylor, Yan Feng, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14687-14693 (2009)

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We demonstrate high-power high-efficiency cavity-enhanced second harmonic generation of an in-house built ultra-high spectral density (SBS-suppressed) 1178nm narrowband Raman fibre amplifier. Up to 14.5W 589nm CW emission is achieved with linewidth Δν589<7MHz in a diffraction-limited beam, with peak external conversion efficiency of 86%. The inherently high spectral and spatial qualities of the 589nm source are particularly suited to both spectroscopic and Laser Guide Star applications, given the seed laser can be easily frequency-locked to the Na D2a emission line. Further, we expect the technology to be extendable, at similar or higher powers, to wavelengths limited only by the seed-pump-pair availability.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2009
Published: August 4, 2009

Luke Taylor, Yan Feng, and Domenico Bonaccini Calia, "High power narrowband 589nm frequency doubled fibre laser source," Opt. Express 17, 14687-14693 (2009)

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