Abstract

Efficient frequency doubling of a cw Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YAG laser has been observed in commercial single-mode optical glass fibers. Pulses of duration ~55 psec and intensities as high as ~0.55 kW were produced at 0.53 μm. The maximum peak power-conversion efficiency measured was ~3%. The frequency-doubled light generated in the glass fibers was sufficient to pump a commercial Rh6G dye laser with ~19% efficiency at 570 nm.

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  1. R. H. Stolen, Optical Fiber Telecommunications, in S. E. Miller, A. G. Chynoweth, eds. (Academic, New York, 1974), Chap. 5, and references therein.
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. U. Österberg, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, presented at the Venice Conference IOOC-ECOC ’85, 1985.
  5. M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.
  6. A. S. L. Gomes, U. Österberg, J. R. Taylor, submitted to Appl. Phys. B.
  7. U. Österberg, W. Margulis, submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.
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    [CrossRef]

1985 (2)

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

Y. Sasaki, Y. Ohmori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 39, 466 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

Byer, R.

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

Fejer, M.

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

Fujii, Y.

Gomes, A. S.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Gomes, A. S. L.

U. Österberg, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, presented at the Venice Conference IOOC-ECOC ’85, 1985.

A. S. L. Gomes, U. Österberg, J. R. Taylor, submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

Hill, K. O.

Johnson, D. C.

Kawasaki, B. S.

Magel, G.

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

Margulis, W.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

U. Österberg, W. Margulis, submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

Nightingale, J.

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

Ohmori, Y.

Y. Sasaki, Y. Ohmori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 39, 466 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Österberg, U.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

U. Österberg, W. Margulis, submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

U. Österberg, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, presented at the Venice Conference IOOC-ECOC ’85, 1985.

A. S. L. Gomes, U. Österberg, J. R. Taylor, submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

Sasaki, Y.

Y. Sasaki, Y. Ohmori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 39, 466 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, Optical Fiber Telecommunications, in S. E. Miller, A. G. Chynoweth, eds. (Academic, New York, 1974), Chap. 5, and references therein.

Stoltz, B.

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

A. S. L. Gomes, U. Österberg, J. R. Taylor, submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

U. Österberg, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, presented at the Venice Conference IOOC-ECOC ’85, 1985.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Sasaki, Y. Ohmori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 39, 466 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Laser Focus (1)

M. Fejer, J. Nightingale, G. Magel, R. Byer, Laser Focus 21(10), 60 (1985), and references therein.

Opt. Commun. (1)

W. Margulis, U. Österberg, B. Stoltz, A. S. Gomes, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 54, 171 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (4)

U. Österberg, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, presented at the Venice Conference IOOC-ECOC ’85, 1985.

A. S. L. Gomes, U. Österberg, J. R. Taylor, submitted to Appl. Phys. B.

U. Österberg, W. Margulis, submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. H. Stolen, Optical Fiber Telecommunications, in S. E. Miller, A. G. Chynoweth, eds. (Academic, New York, 1974), Chap. 5, and references therein.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output power of second-harmonic light generated in a glass fiber as a function of time. The deviation from a straight line after ~5 h is due to instability in the input IR power. The inset shows the growth rate on a linear scale (same units).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of individual green pulses on a 50-psec/division time scale.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup to pump the dye laser. ML, mode locked.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Trains of pulses from the Nd:YAG laser (top), second-harmonic light from glass fiber (middle), and dye laser (bottom trace) displayed on 100-nsec/division time scale. (b) Oscilloscope trace of individual dye-laser pulse on a 100-psec/division time scale. Pulses as short as ~50 psec were observed.

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