Abstract

We report an efficient, high-power, cw, 629-nm laser source based on a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser and a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) frequency converter. This device integrates two separate frequency-conversion steps in a single crystal, taking advantage of the ability to fabricate PPLN with nearly arbitrary grating periods and phase-matching temperatures. This device uses a single PPLN crystal that has two grating regions in series. The first region quasi-phase matches a standard optical parametric oscillator process (1064nm→1540nm +3450nm), and the second region quasi-phase matches a sum-frequency process whereby the pump and the signal light make red light (1064nm+1540nm →629nm). Using a four-mirror ring cavity, we were able to convert 21% of the 1064-nm pump to 629-nm output, yielding 2.5W of red output with 11.8W of input.

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L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997).

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

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1994

1993

G. T. Moore and K. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 961 (1993).

1991

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

1972

A. J. Campillo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 914 (1972).

T. G. Giallorenzi and M. H. Reilly, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 302 (1972).

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D. Staebler and J. J. Amodei, Ferroelectrics 3, 107 (1972).

1969

F. S. Chen, J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3389 (1969).

Alexander, J. I.

Amodei, J. J.

D. Staebler and J. J. Amodei, Ferroelectrics 3, 107 (1972).

Batchko, R. G.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

Bey, P.

P. Bey and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 361 (1972).

Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

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Campillo, A. J.

A. J. Campillo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 914 (1972).

Chen, D.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

Chen, F. S.

F. S. Chen, J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3389 (1969).

Cheung, E. C.

Doiron, D. R.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Drobshoff, A.

Fejer, M. M.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

Ferriario, A.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Fields, R.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

Giallorenzi, T. G.

T. G. Giallorenzi and M. H. Reilly, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 302 (1972).

Glenn, W. E.

W. E. Glenn, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 38.

Gomer, C. J.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Hinkley, D.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

Koch, K.

E. C. Cheung, K. Koch, and G. T. Moore, Opt. Lett. 19, 1967 (1994).

G. T. Moore and K. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 961 (1993).

Kramper, P.

Miller, G. D.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

Mlynek, J.

Moore, G. T.

E. C. Cheung, K. Koch, and G. T. Moore, Opt. Lett. 19, 1967 (1994).

G. T. Moore and K. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 961 (1993).

Myers, L. E.

Plettner, T.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

Pyo, J.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

Reilly, M. H.

T. G. Giallorenzi and M. H. Reilly, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 302 (1972).

Rucker, N.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Ryter, S. W.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Schiller, S.

Schneider, K.

Staebler, D.

D. Staebler and J. J. Amodei, Ferroelectrics 3, 107 (1972).

Swenson, J.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

Tang, C. L.

P. Bey and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 361 (1972).

Weise, D.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

Ferroelectrics

D. Staebler and J. J. Amodei, Ferroelectrics 3, 107 (1972).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997).

T. G. Giallorenzi and M. H. Reilly, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 302 (1972).

P. Bey and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 361 (1972).

G. T. Moore and K. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 961 (1993).

A. J. Campillo, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 914 (1972).

J. Appl. Phys.

F. S. Chen, J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3389 (1969).

Lasers Surg. Med.

A. Ferriario, N. Rucker, S. W. Ryter, D. R. Doiron, and C. J. Gomer, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 404 (1991).

Opt. Lett.

Other

W. E. Glenn, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 38.

R. G. Batchko, D. Weise, T. Plettner, G. D. Miller, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper CThG2.

D. Chen, D. Hinkley, J. Pyo, J. Swenson, and R. Fields, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 241.

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