Abstract

A new approach for efficient second-harmonic generation using diode lasers is presented. The experimental setup is based on a tapered amplifier operated in a ring resonator that is coupled to a miniaturized enhancement ring resonator containing a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. Frequency locking of the diode laser emission to the resonance frequency of the enhancement cavity is realized purely optically, resulting in stable, single-frequency operation. Blue light at 488nm with an output power of 310mW is generated with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 18%.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Miesak, E.

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Raab, V.

Risk, W. P.

W. J. Kozlovsky, W. P. Risk, W. Lenth, B. G. Kim, G. L. Bona, H. Jaeckel, and D. J. Webb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 525 (1994).
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D. Skoczowsky, A. Jechow, H. Stürmer, T. Poßner, S. Stry, J. Sacher, and R. Menzel, Appl. Phys. B 10.1007/s00340-009-3802-7 (2009).

Stry, S.

D. Skoczowsky, A. Jechow, H. Stürmer, T. Poßner, S. Stry, J. Sacher, and R. Menzel, Appl. Phys. B 10.1007/s00340-009-3802-7 (2009).

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Ward, H.

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[CrossRef]

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W. J. Kozlovsky, W. P. Risk, W. Lenth, B. G. Kim, G. L. Bona, H. Jaeckel, and D. J. Webb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 525 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Wieman, C. E.

Wigley, P. G.

Woll, D.

Zhang, Q.

Zimmermann, C.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

W. J. Kozlovsky, W. Lenth, E. E. Latta, A. Moser, and G. L. Bona, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2291 (1990).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Kozlovsky, W. P. Risk, W. Lenth, B. G. Kim, G. L. Bona, H. Jaeckel, and D. J. Webb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 525 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

H. Wenzel, F. Bugge, M. Dallmer, F. Dittmar, J. Fricke, K. H. Hasler, and G. Erbert, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 214 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

D. Skoczowsky, A. Jechow, H. Stürmer, T. Poßner, S. Stry, J. Sacher, and R. Menzel, Appl. Phys. B 10.1007/s00340-009-3802-7 (2009).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the coupled resonators with a TA and a miniaturized ring: L1, aspherical lens; L2, cylindrical lens; OD, optical diode; BS, beam splitter; D, diagnostics; L3, spherical lens; mirrors M1–M4; PPLN, periodically poled lithium niobate crystal; GRIN, gradient index lenses; L4, spherical lens; HWP, half-waveplate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; G, holographic diffraction grating; L5, aspherical lens.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of the IR light measured with an OSA (resolution limit 50 pm ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the IR light measured with a scanning Fabry–Perot interferometer and a zoom of the emission line (inset) showing single-frequency operation of the coupled resonators (sweep time 15 ms ).

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