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Intracavity-tripled optically pumped semiconductor laser at 355 nm
Author(s): Qi-Ze Shu; Andrea L. Caprara; Jill D. Berger; Douglas W. Anthon; Hal Jerman; Luis Spinelli
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Paper Abstract

Optically-pumped semiconductor lasers provide efficient laser sources in the ultraviolet by intra-cavity nonlinear frequency tripling. A laser combining InGaAs gain media with LBO nonlinear crystals produces hundreds of mW CW at 355 nm. A compact package that combines thermal and opto-mechanical stability is the key to making this laser robust and manufacturable. A temperature controlled, monolithic aluminum base supports opto-mechanical mounts made from low expansion alloys and ceramics to create a resonator that can withstand substantial environmental excursions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 719319 (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816073
Show Author Affiliations
Qi-Ze Shu, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Andrea L. Caprara, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Jill D. Berger, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Douglas W. Anthon, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Hal Jerman, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Luis Spinelli, Coherent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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