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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 9.7 W of 523 nm green light from a frequency-doubled, diode-pumped Nd:YLF oscillator/amplifier laser system has resulted in a measured 4.0 W of 896 nm signal power and an estimated idler power of 2.8 W. The signal was extra-cavity frequency doubled to produce 1.10 W of blue light at 448 nm. Intra- cavity frequency doubling of the idler produced 1.95 W of red light at 628 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3954, Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series, (25 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383366
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. 3954:
Projection Displays 2000: Sixth in a Series
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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