Highly-efficient green light generation by quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling of picosecond pulses from an amplified mode-locked Nd:YLF laser


Pruneri, V., Butterworth, S.D. and Hanna, D.C. (1996) Highly-efficient green light generation by quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling of picosecond pulses from an amplified mode-locked Nd:YLF laser. Optics Letters, 21, (6), 390-392. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000390).

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We report on first-order quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling of picosecond pulses to the green, using a sample of periodically poled lithium niobate. In cw mode-locked operation. 330 mW of average green power was generated with an average conversion efficiency of ~52%. With a quasi-cw mode-locked pulse train an average conversion efficiency of ~65% was achieved, and 1.3 W of green power (average power within the 10-ps pulse envelope) was produced. At these powers there was no significant photorefractive damage, as confirmed by measured M^2 beam-quality factors of ~1.1 for both output fundamental and second-harmonic beams.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78371
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78371

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