Blue-to-red tunable SHG from a diode-pumped PPKTP waveguide

K. A. Fedorova, G. S. Sokolovskii, P. R. Battle, I. L. Krestnikov, O. A. Livshits, E. U. Rafailov

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    Abstract

    Summary form only given. Broadly tunable compact visible laser sources in the spectral region of 500-650 nm are valuable in biophotonics, photomedicine and for many applications including spectroscopy, laser projection and confocal microscopy. Unfortunately, commercially available lasers of this spectral range are in practice bulky and inconvenient in use. An attractive method for the realization of portable visible laser sources is the frequency-doubling of the infrared laser diodes in a nonlinear crystal containing a waveguide [1]. Nonlinear crystal waveguides that offer an order-of-magnitude increase in the IR-to-visible conversion efficiency also enable a very different approach to second-harmonic generation (SHG) tunability in periodically-poled crystals, promising order-of-magnitude increase of wavelength range for SHG conversion. This is possible by utilization of a significant difference in the effective refractive indices of the high-order and low-order modes in multimode waveguides [2]. The recent availability of low-cost, good quality semiconductor diode lasers, offering the coverage of a broad spectral range between 1 µ?? and 1.3 µp? [3,4], in combination with well-established techniques to fabricate good quality waveguides in nonlinear crystals, allows compact tunable CW laser sources in the visible spectral region to be realized [2].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Print)9781479905935
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Congress Centre, Munich, Germany
    Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

    Conference

    Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
    Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period12/05/1316/05/13

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