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Emerging Technologies For Compact Visible Laser Sources
Author(s): Gary T Forrest
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Paper Abstract

A number of laser and non-linear optical technologies are converging on commercial designs. High power laser diodes and non-linear materials are being incorporated in prototype lasers, many of which will become commercially available products during the next 1-5 years. This paper will review the output characteristics of such lasers. Lasers which will be discussed include direct doubling of laser diodes based on proton exchanged lithium niobate, fiber lasers, frequency doubled diode pumped Nd:YAG lasers, and sum frequency mixed Nd:YAG lasers. Such lasers are capable of providing milliwatt output powers in the green and/or blue spectral regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0898, Miniature Optics and Lasers, (2 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944563
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Gary T Forrest, FYI Reports (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0898:
Miniature Optics and Lasers
Laurence E. Cramer; Gary T. Forrest; Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Editor(s)

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