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Upconversion fiber lasers
Author(s): Balaji Srinivasan; Gregory Feller; Ravinder K. Jain
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Paper Abstract

Upconversion fiber lasers appear as promising candidates of infrared diode pumpable sources of blue and green radiation at moderate output power levels ( ~50 - 200 mW). Despite significant technological advances made by direct doubled-diode sources and doubled diode- pumped solid state lasers, recent improvements in the reliability and cost of fluoride fibers have made upconversion fiber lasers competitive as compact blue and green sources, particularly with regard to choices of specific wavelengths and power levels needed for numerous applications such as full color displays, high performance imaging and printing (e.g. for digital radiography), high capacity optical storage, satellite-to-satellite communications, semiconductor wafer inspection systems, and biotechnology (specifically for flow cytometry and phase fluorometry systems). In this paper, we will review the work on the development of blue and green upconversion fiber lasers that is being pursued at the University of New Mexico.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3211, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.345554
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Balaji Srinivasan, CHTM/Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gregory Feller, CHTM/Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Ravinder K. Jain, CHTM/Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3211:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96
J. P. Raina; P. R. Vaya, Editor(s)

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