Abstract

By combining erbium-doped fiber sources based on a large mode-area design and periodically poled lithium niobate, we have obtained single-pass conversion efficiencies of as much as 83% (energy efficiency) for second-harmonic generation into the near IR (768  nm) and of 34% for sum-frequency generation into the green (512  nm) for nanosecond pulses, using first-order quasi-phase matching. Pulse energies in excess of 80 µJ of second harmonic have been obtained from systems pumped by a single laser diode.

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Nilsson, J.

Paschotta, R.

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Pierce, J. W.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Internal SHG energy conversion efficiency for pulses from an EDFA cascade source. Inset, fundamental pulse shape.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral output near 1536  nm (a) at the PPLN sample input and (b)  at the exit face for a peak power of 1.8 kW, showing the parametric downconversion of SHG photons at high peak powers >1.4 kW.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Internal THG conversion efficiency for pulses from an EDFA cascade source as a function of internal SH peak power. The ratio of the fundamental to the SH power was (26:74).

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