Simultaneous generation of noncollinear red, green, and blue light from a single hexagonally poled lithium tantalate is reported. It results from the frequency self-doubling optical parametric amplification process, a process of second-order harmonic generation cascaded optical parametric amplification in a single-pass setup. The temperature and spectrum detuning characters of each cascaded quasi-phase-matching process are studied. This unique red–green–blue light source has potential applications in laser display and other laser industries.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2008
Published: November 21, 2008
P. Xu, Z. D. Xie, H. Y. Leng, J. S. Zhao, J. F. Wang, X. Q. Yu, Y. Q. Qin, and S. N. Zhu, "Frequency self-doubling optical parametric amplification: noncollinear red–green–blue light-source generation based on a hexagonally poled lithium tantalate," Opt. Lett. 33, 2791-2793 (2008)