100 mW of blue light at 405 nm from intracavity doubling of CW Ti:Sapphire laser utilising BiBO-crystal

Morten Thorhauge, Jesper Liltorp Mortensen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Preben Buchhave, Jesper Rubech Rasmussen

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Abstract

100 mW of coherent blue light with a wavelength of 405 nm was generated utilising a BiB3O6 (BiBO) nonlinear crystal to frequency double a Ti:Sapphire laser. Phase match curves as well as sensitivity to angular misalignment was calculated. The BiBO crystal was found to be excellent for this application. Temperature dependance was uncritical for this crystal, while power stability was good. The pump-to-blue optical conversion efficiency was approximately 2%. Unfortunately catastrophic coating damage was observed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE : Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II
VolumeVolume 6190
PublisherSPIE
Publication date2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventPhotonics Europe 2006 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 3 Apr 20067 Apr 2006

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Europe 2006
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period03/04/200607/04/2006

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Thorhauge, M., Mortensen, J. L., Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P., Buchhave, P., & Rasmussen, J. R. (2006). 100 mW of blue light at 405 nm from intracavity doubling of CW Ti:Sapphire laser utilising BiBO-crystal. In Proceedings of SPIE: Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II (Vol. Volume 6190). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.661956