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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 22073–22080

Blue light generated by intra-cavity frequency doubling of an edge-emitting diode laser with a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal

Kang Li, Aiyun Yao, N. J. Copner, C. B. E. Gawith, Ian G Knight, Hans-Ulrich Pfeiffer, and Bob Musk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 22073-22080 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022073


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Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time to our knowledge intra-cavity frequency doubling (ICFD) of an edge-emitter diode laser using a 10 mm-long 5.0 μm periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) crystal. An optical output power of 33 mW second harmonic blue light at 490.5 nm is generated at 1.0 A injection current, equivalent to an overall wall-plug efficiency of 1.8%. The measured M2 values of blue beam are 1.7 and 2.4 along the fast and slow axis.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2009
Published: November 18, 2009

Citation
Kang Li, Aiyun Yao, N. J. Copner, C. B. E. Gawith, Ian G Knight, Hans-Ulrich Pfeiffer, and Bob Musk, "Blue light generated by intra-cavity frequency doubling of an edge-emitting diode laser with a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal," Opt. Express 17, 22073-22080 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-22073


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