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High-power blue laser source based on frequency-converted 1.3-um Nd-lasers
Author(s): Andre Schirrmacher; Stefan Seidel; Guido Mann; Horst Weber
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Paper Abstract

Up to 0.75 Watt of blue laser light have been generated by second harmonic generation and additional sum frequency mixing of a 1.3 micrometer actively cw-modelocked Nd:YAG laser oscillator. Special attention has been paid to the design of the fundamental mode resonators, delivering output powers of up to 8 W at the fundamental wavelength with nearly diffraction limited beam quality. To overcome the thermally induced depolarizing birefringence a compensation scheme has been applied for further enhancement of the laser power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3265, Solid State Lasers VII, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308667
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Schirrmacher, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie gGmbH (Germany)
Stefan Seidel, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie gGmbH (Germany)
Guido Mann, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Horst Weber, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3265:
Solid State Lasers VII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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