OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2007

Efficient generation of a three-primary-color laser from the second-harmonic emission of a Nd:YAG laser

Teppei Sotoda, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 15, pp. 3001-3006 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003001


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (663 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Laser emission, consisting of three primary colors, is generated by frequency conversions of the second-harmonic emission of a picosecond ( 120 ps ) Nd:YAG laser by means of stimulated Raman scattering and subsequent four-wave Raman mixing in molecular deuterium. In the double-pass configuration, the fundamental beam ( 532 nm , 14.16 mJ , 100% ) is converted to blue ( 459 nm , 1.71 mJ , 12.1% ) , green ( 532 nm , 7.04 mJ , 49.7% ) , and red ( 632 nm , 4.90 mJ , 34.6% ) , resulting in a total conversion efficiency of 96.4%.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Teppei Sotoda, Shin-ichi Zaitsu, and Totaro Imasaka, "Efficient generation of a three-primary-color laser from the second-harmonic emission of a Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 3001-3006 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-15-3001


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Brunner, E. Innerhofer, S. V. Marchese, T. Südmeyer, and R. Paschotta, "Powerful red-green-blue laser source pumped with a mode-locked thin disk laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1921-1923 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. R. Wallenstein, "Process and apparatus for generating at least three laser beams of different wavelength for the display of color video pictures," U.S. Patent 5,828,424 (27 October 1998).
  3. "JenLab WhiteLight/10W modulated white light laser," specifications in a catalog published by JenaOptik (Germany).
  4. E. Innerhofer, F. Brunner, S. V. Marchese, and R. Paschotta, "Analysis of nonlinear wavelength conversion system for a red-green-blue laser-projection source," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 265-275 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. K. Kincade, "Laser-based projectors target consumer market," Laser Focus World (December 2005), pp. 63-66.
  6. T. Imasaka, S. Kawasaki, and N. Ishibashi, "Generation of more than 40 laser emission lines from the ultraviolet to the visible regions by two-color stimulated Raman effect," Appl. Phys. B 49, 389-392 (1989). [CrossRef]
  7. L. L. Losev, Y. Yoshimura, H. Otsuka, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, "A multipass hydrogen Raman shifter for the generation of broadband multifrequencies," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2200-2202 (2002). [CrossRef]
  8. A. D. Papayannis, G. N. Tsikrikas, and A. A. Serafetinides, "Generation of UV and VIS laser light by stimulated Raman scattering in H2, D2, and H2/He using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 355 nm," Appl. Phys. B 67, 563-568 (1998). [CrossRef]
  9. K. Sentrayan, L. Major, A. Michael, and V. Kushawaha, "Observation of intense Stokes and anti-Stokes lines in CH4 pumped by 355 nm of a Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 55, 311-318 (1992). [CrossRef]
  10. Y. Hirakawa, T. Tomooka, and T. Imasaka, "Thermal loss mechanism in the generation of multifrequency laser emission via stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave Raman mixing studied by photothermal refraction spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. B 70, 355-359 (2000). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Sogomonian, L. Niggl, and M. Maier, "Nonplanar phase-matching of stimulated anti-Stokes Raman scattering pumped by a Bessel beam," Opt. Commun. 162, 261-266 (1999). [CrossRef]
  12. D. C. Hanna, D. J. Pointer, and D. J. Pratt, "Stimulated Raman scattering of picosecond light pulses in hydrogen, deuterium, and methane," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 332-336 (1986). [CrossRef]
  13. L. de Schoulepnikoff, V. Mitev, V. Simeonov, B. Calpini, and H. van den Bergh, "Experimental investigation of high-power single-pass Raman shifters in the ultraviolet with Nd:YAG and KrF lasers," Appl. Opt. 36, 5026-5043 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. A. Tünnermann, C. Momma, K. Mossavi, C. Windolph, and B. Wellegehausen, "Generation of tunable short-pulse VUV radiation by four-wave mixing in xenon with femtosecond KrF-excimer laser pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1233-1238 (1993). [CrossRef]
  15. T. Takasaki, A. Suda, K. Sato, T. Shinozaki, K. Nagasaka, and H. Tashiro, "Ortho-deuterium Raman laser using the S0(2) rotational transition in the mid-infrared region," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2174-2177 (1997). [CrossRef]
  16. M. Suzuki, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, "Temporally resolved ring-shaped patterns beyond the phase-matching angle in the Stokes and anti-Stokes waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1672-1679 (1997). [CrossRef]
  17. H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, "Generation of more than 40 rotational Raman lines by picosecond and femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser for Fourier synthesis," Appl. Phys. B 65, 1-4 (1997). [CrossRef]
  18. H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, "Generation of high-order rotational lines in hydrogen by four-wave Raman mixing in the femtosecond regime," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 260-268 (1998). [CrossRef]
  19. K. Saruta, H. Kasai, M. Nishida, M. Yamaguchi, Y. Ito, K. Yamashita, A. Taguchi, K. Oniki, and H. Tamada, "Nanometer-order control of MEMS ribbons for blazed grating light valves," MEMS 2006 Istanbul 19th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (IEEE, 2006).
  20. F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. St. J. Russell, "Stimulated Raman scattering in hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Science 298, 399-402 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. F. Benabid, F. County, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, "Compact, stable and efficient all-fibre gas cells using hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Nature 434, 488-491 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited