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RGB optical parametric oscillator source for compact laser projection displays
Author(s): Kevin J. Snell; Dicky Lee; Bhabana Pati; Peter F. Moulton
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Paper Abstract

A compact and efficient laser source is required as an enabling technology for laser projection displays. We discuss a scalable green-pumped, non-critically phase-matched LBO optical parametric oscillator (OPO) which simultaneously generates red and blue wavelengths that are ideal for display applications. Pumping the OPO with 9.6 W of 523 nm green light from a frequency-doubled, diode-pumped Nd:YLF oscillator/amplifier laser system has resulted in a measured 3.6 W of 896 nm signal power and an estimated idler power of 2.6 W. The signal was extra-cavity frequency doubled to produce 0.65 W of blue light at 448 nm. Intra-cavity frequency doubling of the idler produced 1.66 W of red light at 628 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3690, Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications, (16 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357602
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin J. Snell, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)
Dicky Lee, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)
Bhabana Pati, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)
Peter F. Moulton, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3690:
Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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