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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Efficient concept for generation of diffraction-limited green light by sum-frequency generation of spectrally combined tapered diode lasers

André Müller, Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Karl-Heinz Hasler, Bernd Sumpf, Götz Erbert, Peter E. Andersen, and Paul Michael Petersen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3753-3755 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003753


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Abstract

In order to increase the power of visible diode laser systems in an efficient manner, we propose spectral beam combining with subsequent sum-frequency generation. We show that this approach, in comparison with second harmonic generation of single emitters, can enhance the available power significantly. By combining two distributed Bragg reflector tapered diode lasers we achieve a 2.5–3.2 fold increase in power and a maximum of 3.9 W of diffraction-limited green light. At this power level, green diode laser systems have a high application potential, e.g., within the biomedical field. Our concept can be expanded combining multiple diode lasers to increase the power even further.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2012
Published: September 5, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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André Müller, Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Karl-Heinz Hasler, Bernd Sumpf, Götz Erbert, Peter E. Andersen, and Paul Michael Petersen, "Efficient concept for generation of diffraction-limited green light by sum-frequency generation of spectrally combined tapered diode lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 3753-3755 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3753


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