Abstract

We report on a system that produces 19 W of diffraction-limited radiation at 532 nm through single-pass frequency doubling of the output of a 1064-nm Yb$^{3+}$-doped fiber MOPA in a periodically poled near-stoichiometric lithium tantalate (PPSLT) crystal. The output of the system was stable at the 19-W level for over one hour with no signs of photorefraction. The green power is believed to be limited by infrared-induced thermal dephasing in the PPSLT crystal.

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2008 (1)

S. Sinha, Y.-W. Lee, K. Urbanek, M. Digonnet, R. Byer, "Detailed characterization of 100 W class large-mode-area double-clad single-frequency diffraction-limited linearly polarized ${\rm Yb}^{3+}$-doped silica fiber MOPA," Opt. Express (2008).

2007 (3)

S. Sinha, K. Urbanek, D. Hum, M. Digonnet, M. Fejer, R. Byer, "Linearly polarized, 3.35-W narrow-linewidth, 1150-nm fiber master oscillator power amplifier for frequency doubling to the yellow," Opt. Lett. 32, 1530-1532 (2007).

D. Hum, R. Route, G. Miller, V. Kondilenko, A. Alexandrovski, J. Huang, K. Urbanek, R. Byer, M. Fejer, "Optical properties and ferroelectric engineering of vapor-transport-equilibrated, near-stoichiometric lithium tantalate for frequency conversion," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 093108 (2007).

S. Tovstonog, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, "High power continuous-wave green light generation by quasi-phase matching in Mg stoichiometric lithium tantalate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 051115 (2007).

2006 (1)

2005 (3)

O. Louchev, N. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, "Thermal inhibition of high-power second-harmonic generation in periodically poled ${\rm LiNbO}_{3}$ and ${\rm LiTaO}_{3}$ crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 131101-131101 (2005).

A. Liu, M. Norsen, R. Mead, "60-W green output by frequency doubling of a polarized Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 67-69 (2005).

Y. Jeong, "Single-frequency, single-mode, plane-polarized ytterbium-doped fiber master oscillator power amplifier source with 264 W of output power," Opt. Lett. 30, 459-461 (2005).

2004 (1)

Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Express 12, 6088-6092 (2004).

2003 (1)

J. Bienfang, C. Denman, B. Grime, P. Hillman, G. Moore, J. Telle, "20 W of continuous-wave sodium $D_{2}$ resonance radiation from sum-frequency generation with injection-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 28, 2219-2221 (2003).

2002 (1)

N. Sadick, R. Weiss, "The utilization of a new yellow light laser (578 nm) for the treatment of class I red telangiectasia of the lower extremities," Dermatol. Surg. 28, 21-25 (2002).

2000 (1)

Y. Furukawa, K. Kitamura, S. Takekawa, A. Miyamoto, M. Terao, N. Suda, "Photorefraction in LiNbO as a function of [Li]/[Nb] and MgO concentrations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2494-2496 (2000).

1999 (1)

1994 (1)

W. Happer, G. MacDonald, C. Max, F. Dyson, "Atmospheric-turbulence compensation by resonant optical backscattering from the sodium layer in the upper atmosphere," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A: Opt. Image Sci. Vision 11, 263-276 (1994).

1991 (1)

S. Yang, C. Pohalski, E. Gustafson, R. Byer, R. Feigelson, R. Raymakers, R. Route, "6.5-W, 532-nm radiation by CW resonant external-cavity second-harmonic generation of an 18-W Nd:YAG laser in ${\rm LiB}_{3}{\rm O}_{5}$," Opt. Lett 16, 1493-1495 (1991).

1987 (1)

D. Eimerl, "High average power harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 575-592 (1987).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

S. Tovstonog, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, "High power continuous-wave green light generation by quasi-phase matching in Mg stoichiometric lithium tantalate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 051115 (2007).

O. Louchev, N. Yu, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, "Thermal inhibition of high-power second-harmonic generation in periodically poled ${\rm LiNbO}_{3}$ and ${\rm LiTaO}_{3}$ crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 131101-131101 (2005).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Furukawa, K. Kitamura, S. Takekawa, A. Miyamoto, M. Terao, N. Suda, "Photorefraction in LiNbO as a function of [Li]/[Nb] and MgO concentrations," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2494-2496 (2000).

Dermatol. Surg. (1)

N. Sadick, R. Weiss, "The utilization of a new yellow light laser (578 nm) for the treatment of class I red telangiectasia of the lower extremities," Dermatol. Surg. 28, 21-25 (2002).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. Eimerl, "High average power harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 575-592 (1987).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. Hum, R. Route, G. Miller, V. Kondilenko, A. Alexandrovski, J. Huang, K. Urbanek, R. Byer, M. Fejer, "Optical properties and ferroelectric engineering of vapor-transport-equilibrated, near-stoichiometric lithium tantalate for frequency conversion," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 093108 (2007).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A: Opt. Image Sci. Vision (1)

W. Happer, G. MacDonald, C. Max, F. Dyson, "Atmospheric-turbulence compensation by resonant optical backscattering from the sodium layer in the upper atmosphere," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A: Opt. Image Sci. Vision 11, 263-276 (1994).

Opt. Express (1)

Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Express 12, 6088-6092 (2004).

Opt. Lett (1)

S. Yang, C. Pohalski, E. Gustafson, R. Byer, R. Feigelson, R. Raymakers, R. Route, "6.5-W, 532-nm radiation by CW resonant external-cavity second-harmonic generation of an 18-W Nd:YAG laser in ${\rm LiB}_{3}{\rm O}_{5}$," Opt. Lett 16, 1493-1495 (1991).

Opt. Lett. (1)

J. Bienfang, C. Denman, B. Grime, P. Hillman, G. Moore, J. Telle, "20 W of continuous-wave sodium $D_{2}$ resonance radiation from sum-frequency generation with injection-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 28, 2219-2221 (2003).

Opt. Express (1)

S. Sinha, Y.-W. Lee, K. Urbanek, M. Digonnet, R. Byer, "Detailed characterization of 100 W class large-mode-area double-clad single-frequency diffraction-limited linearly polarized ${\rm Yb}^{3+}$-doped silica fiber MOPA," Opt. Express (2008).

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (4)

R. Knize, Full Color Solid State Laser Projector System US Patent 5 317 348 (1994).

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawab, S. Takekawa, M. Nakamura, A. Alexandrovski, M. Fejer, "Optical damage and light-induced absorption in near-stoichiometric ${\rm LiTaO}_{3}$ crystal," Proc. Summaries of Papers Presented at the Conf. Lasers Electro-Opt. 2001. CLEO'01. Tech. Dig. (2001) pp. 255-256.

D. Hum, Frequency conversion in near-stoichiometric lithium tantalate fabricated by vapor transport equilibration Ph.D. dissertation Stanford Univ.StanfordCA (2007).

P. Blau, S. Pearl, A. Englander, A. Bruner, D. Eger, "Average power effects in periodically poled crystals," Proc. SPIE (2003) pp. 34-34.

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