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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5100–5105

Generation of picosecond blue light pulses at 464 nm by frequency doubling an Nd-doped fiber based Master Oscillator Power Amplifier

Célia Bartolacci, Mathieu Laroche, Hervé Gilles, Sylvain Girard, Thierry Robin, and Benoît Cadier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5100-5105 (2010)

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We demonstrate 308 mW of single-mode laser emission at 464 nm from a frequency doubled picosecond fiber based Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA). The laser system consisted of a gain-switched and spectrally narrowed Fabry-Perot laser diode emitting at 928 nm, which was amplified in a two-stage amplifier based on W-type double-clad Nd-doped fibers. Output pulses with a duration of 90 ps at a repetition rate of 41 MHz were frequency-doubled in a periodically poled MgO-doped Congruent Lithium Niobate. A conversion efficiency of 14.8% was achieved in single-pass configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2009
Published: February 25, 2010

Célia Bartolacci, Mathieu Laroche, Hervé Gilles, Sylvain Girard, Thierry Robin, and Benoît Cadier, "Generation of picosecond blue light pulses at 464 nm by frequency doubling an Nd-doped fiber based Master Oscillator Power Amplifier," Opt. Express 18, 5100-5105 (2010)

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