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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 640–642

Tunable type II intracavity sum-frequency generation in a two chip collinear vertical external cavity surface emitting laser

Chris Hessenius, Michal Lukowski, and Mahmoud Fallahi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 640-642 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000640


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Abstract

We report on the generation and experimental demonstration of intracavity type II sum-frequency generation (SFG) in a two chip InGaAs/GaAs vertical external cavity surface emitting laser cavity. The demonstrated two-chip cavity generates two orthogonally polarized, independently tunable, high-intensity intracavity lasing modes at different colors. Using a lithium triborate nonlinear crystal in the common collinear folded cavity region, high output power in the blue–green band is generated. Wavelength tuning with CW output powers in excess of 750 mW is demonstrated. By independent wavelength tuning of each fundamental color, tunable SFG output around 490 nm is reported.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013

Citation
Chris Hessenius, Michal Lukowski, and Mahmoud Fallahi, "Tunable type II intracavity sum-frequency generation in a two chip collinear vertical external cavity surface emitting laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 640-642 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-640

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