Abstract

In this paper a generic approach for visible light generation is presented. It is based on sum frequency generation between a semiconductor disk laser and a solid-state laser, where the frequency mixing is achieved within the cavity of the semiconductor disk laser using a singlepass of the solid-state laser light. This exploits the good beam quality and high intra-cavity power present in the semiconductor disk laser to achieve high conversion efficiency. Combining sum frequency mixing and semiconductor disk lasers in this manner allows in principle for generation of any wavelength within the visible spectrum, by appropriate choice of semiconductor material and single-pass laser wavelength.

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2009 (1)

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

2008 (2)

2007 (2)

E. Karamehmedovi?, C. Pedersen, M. T. Andersen, and P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, "Efficient visible light generation by mixing of a solid-state laser and a tapered diode laser," Opt. Express 15, 12240-12245 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

1996 (1)

1986 (1)

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

1980 (1)

Andersen, M. T.

Andersen, P. E.

Andersson-Engels, S.

Buchhave, P.

Calvez, S.

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

Cho, S.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dawson, M. D.

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

Driscoll, T. A.

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

Ekvall, K.

Erbert, G.

Gole, J. L.

Guina, M.

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Härkönen, A.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hastie, J. E.

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

Hoffman, H. J.

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

Janousek, J.

Jensen, O. B.

Johansson, S.

Karamehmedovic, E.

Kim, G. B.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J.-Y.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K.-S.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kim, T.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Krok, P.

Laurell, F.

Lee, J.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S.-M.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Leinonen, T.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lim, S.-J.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lochbrunner, S.

Lundeman, J. H.

Mlynek, J.

Morozov, Y. A.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mortensen, J. L.

Okhotnikov, O.

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Orsila, L.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Park, Y.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

Pedersen, C.

Perkins, P. E.

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

Pessa, M.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petersen, P. M.

Preuss, D. R.

Rautiainen, J.

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Schiller, S.

Schneider, K.

Schriever, C.

Shim, J.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Spiekermann, S.

Stone, R. E.

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

Sumpf, B.

Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P.

Wang, S.

Yoo, J.

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. (1)

J.-Y. Kim, S. Cho, J. Lee, G. B. Kim, S.-J. Lim, J. Yoo, K.-S. Kim, S.-M. Lee, J. Shim, T. Kim, and Y. Park, "A measurement of modal gain profile and its effect on the lasing performance in vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers," IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 18, 2496-2498 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. Härkönen, J. Rautiainen, T. Leinonen, Y. A. Morozov, L. Orsila, M. Guina, M. Pessa, and O. G.  Okhotnikov, "Intracavity sum-frequency generation in dual-wavelength semiconductor disk laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1550-1552 (2007).
[CrossRef]

JOSA B (1)

T. A. Driscoll, H. J. Hoffman, R. E. Stone, and P. E. Perkins, "Efficient second-harmonic generation in KTP crystals," JOSA B,  3, 683-686 (1986)

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

S. Calvez, J. E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, and M. D. Dawson, "Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation," Laser Photon. Rev. published on-line 13th January 2009.

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

J. Chilla, Paper PTuD3, in: Proceedings of the Conference on Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, San Jose, 2008.

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