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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1008–1010

Dual-wavelength green laser with a 4.5 THz frequency difference based on self-frequency- doubling in Nd 3 + -doped aperiodically poled lithium niobate

H. Maestre, A. J. Torregrosa, C. R. Fernández-Pousa, M. L. Rico, and J. Capmany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 1008-1010 (2008)

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We report a dual-wavelength continuous-wave laser at 542.4 and 546.8 nm based on an Nd 3 + -doped aperiodically poled lithium niobate crystal. Two fundamental infrared (IR) wavelengths at 1084.8 and 1093.6 nm are simultaneously oscillated and self-frequency-doubled to green. The aperiodic domain distribution patterned in the crystal allows for quasi-phase matched self-frequency-doubling of both IR fundamentals while avoiding their sum-frequency mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2008
Published: April 30, 2008

H. Maestre, A. J. Torregrosa, C. R. Fernández-Pousa, M. L. Rico, and J. Capmany, "Dual-wavelength green laser with a 4.5 THz frequency difference based on self-frequency- doubling in Nd3+-doped aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 33, 1008-1010 (2008)

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