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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17453–17461

Generation of 578-nm yellow light over 10 mW by second harmonic generation of an 1156-nm external-cavity diode laser

Won-Kyu Lee, Chang Yong Park, Dai-Hyuk Yu, Sang Eon Park, Sang-Bum Lee, and Taeg Yong Kwon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17453-17461 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017453


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Abstract

578-nm yellow light with an output power of more than 10 mW was obtained using a waveguide periodically-poled-lithium-niobate crystal as a nonlinear medium for second harmonic generation, which is the highest output power at this wavelength using second harmonic generation of a solid state laser source without an enhancement ring cavity, to our knowledge. To achieve this result we made a high power 1156-nm external-cavity diode laser with the maximum output power of more than 250 mW. This system is expected to be an excellent alternative to the system using the sum-frequency generation with the advantage of simplicity and cost-effectiveness, and will be used as a clock laser of the ytterbium optical lattice clock with robust and reliable operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2011
Published: August 19, 2011

Citation
Won-Kyu Lee, Chang Yong Park, Dai-Hyuk Yu, Sang Eon Park, Sang-Bum Lee, and Taeg Yong Kwon, "Generation of 578-nm yellow light over 10 mW by second harmonic generation of an 1156-nm external-cavity diode laser," Opt. Express 19, 17453-17461 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17453


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