Abstract

We report on first-order quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling of picosecond pulses to the green, using a sample of periodically poled lithium niobate. In cw mode-locked operation, 330 mW of average green power was generated with an average conversion efficiency of ~52%. With a quasi-cw mode-locked pulse train an average conversion efficiency of ~65% was achieved, and 1.3 W of green power (average power within the 10-μs pulse envelope) was produced. At these powers there was no significant photorefractive damage, as confirmed by measured M2 beam-quality factors of ~1.1 for both output fundamental and second-harmonic beams.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
    [CrossRef]
  2. V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  4. J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  5. L. E. Myers, G. D. Miller, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 52 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  7. L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  8. K. Yamamoto, K. Mizuuchi, Y. Kitaoka, M. Kato, Opt. Lett. 20, 273 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  10. S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.
  11. V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
    [CrossRef]

1995 (8)

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Myers, G. D. Miller, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 52 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamamoto, K. Mizuuchi, Y. Kitaoka, M. Kato, Opt. Lett. 20, 273 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Baldi, P.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

Burns, W. K.

L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Butterworth, S. D.

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, G. D. Miller, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 52 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

De Micheli, M. P.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Delacourt, D.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

L. E. Myers, G. D. Miller, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 52 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Friel, G. J.

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

Goldberg, L.

L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kato, M.

Kazansky, P. G.

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kitaoka, Y.

Koch, R.

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

McElhanon, R. W.

L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Miller, G. D.

Mizuuchi, K.

Moore, N.

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

Myers, L. E.

Nada, N.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ostrowsky, D. B.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Papuchon, M.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pruneri, V.

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. St. J.

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Saitoh, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

St. Russell, P. J.

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Trevino-Palacios, C. G.

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, K.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Webjörn, J.

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, K.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, P. G. Kazansky, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1957 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

L. Goldberg, R. W. McElhanon, W. K. Burns, Electron. Lett. 31, 1576 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Baldi, C. G. Trevino-Palacios, G. I. Stegeman, M. P. De Micheli, D. B. Ostrowsky, D. Delacourt, M. Papuchon, Electron. Lett. 31, 1350 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, P. J. St. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 31, 699 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

S. D. Butterworth, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, G. J. Friel, D. C. Hanna, “High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers,”Submitted toOpt. Commun.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependence of the generated SH power on the temperature of the crystal for grating B (Λ = 6.4 μm). The solid curve corresponds to a perfect grating of the same 3.2-mm length. For grating A (Λ = 6.35 μm) the curve is centered at 102 °C and has a similar shape.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average conversion efficiency as a function of the average fundamental power in the quasi-cw mode-locked regime (the repetition rate of the 10-μs envelope was 2 kHz) for gratings A (filled circles) and B (open circles). The reported values are internal in the uncoated crystal and averaged over the envelope. The inset shows the temporal behavior of the 10-μs pulse-train envelope for the undepleted fundamental [curve (a)], the second harmonic [curve (b)], and the depleted fundamental [curve (c)].

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the average conversion efficiency on the fundamental peak intensity for both cw and quasi-cw (10-μs envelope at 2 kHz) mode-locked (ML) regimes in the case of tighter focusing (fundamental spot size of 18 μm) for grating A (Λ = 6.35 μm).

Metrics