Efficient all solid-state continuous-wave yellow-orange light source

Jiri Janousek, Sandra Johansson, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Shunhua Wang, Jesper Liltorp Mortensen, Preben Buchhave, Fredrik Laurell

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Abstract

We present highly efficient sum-frequency generation between two CW IR lasers using periodically poled KTP. The system is based on the 1064 and 1342 nm laser-lines of two Nd:YVO4 lasers. This is an all solid-state light source in the yellow-orange spectral range. The system is optimized in terms of efficiency as well as stability. We compare the performance of a singly and a doubly resonant system, and find that the stability of the singly resonant system is superior to that of the doubly resonant system. We find that the overall conversion efficiency of the single resonant system is higher than for the doubly resonant configuration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1188-1192
ISSN1094-4087
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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