Highly efficient SHG at 561 nm using a QD laser and a PPLN waveguide

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

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    Abstract

    Compact CW lasers in the visible spectral region are of great importance for vast number of applications including biophotonics, photomedicine, spectroscopy and confocal microscopy. Currently, commercially available lasers of this spectral region are bulky, expensive and inconvenient in use. Also, there is a lack of diode lasers emitting in the visible spectral range, particularly in the yellow region, where a range of important fluorescent probes are optimally excited. An attractive way to realize a compact yellow laser source is second harmonic generation (SHG) in a periodically poled nonlinear crystal containing a waveguide which allows high-efficient frequency conversion even at moderate power level. In this respect, periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguided crystal is one of the best candidates for efficient SHG. In recent years, the progress made with the fabrication of good quality waveguides in PPLN crystals in combination with availability of low-cost, good quality semiconductor diode lasers, offering the coverage of a broad spectral range between 1 µm and 1.3 µm, allows compact CW laser sources in the visible spectral region to be realized.
    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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