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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 347–349

Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator

Supriyo Sinha, Carsten Langrock, Michel J.F. Digonnet, Martin M. Fejer, and Robert L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 347-349 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000347


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Abstract

A linearly polarized, narrow-linewidth, diode-pumped, Yb-doped silica-fiber oscillator operating at 1150 nm was frequency doubled to produce 40 mW of 575 nm radiation. The oscillator generated 89 mW of cw linearly polarized output power and was tunable over 0.80 nm. The laser output was coupled to a periodically poled LiNbO 3 waveguide that converted 67% of the coupled power to the yellow. The system was fully integrated, with no free-space optics, and had an overall optical-to-optical efficiency of 7.0% with respect to the incident diode-laser pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(170.1870) Medical optics and biotechnology : Dermatology
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Supriyo Sinha, Carsten Langrock, Michel J. Digonnet, Martin M. Fejer, and Robert L. Byer, "Efficient yellow-light generation by frequency doubling a narrow-linewidth 1150 nm ytterbium fiber oscillator," Opt. Lett. 31, 347-349 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-3-347


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