Compact and highly efficient blue light sources: bulk and waveguide approaches to the single pass frequency doubling of femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasrs

B. Agate, A. Kemp, D.J.L. Birkin, E.U. Rafailov, C.T.A. Brown, W. Sibbett, P. Battle, T. Fry, D. Mohatt

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Abstract

We present highly-efficient femtosecond blue light generation from a very simple, compact and potentially robust source. Complementary results from a periodically-poled waveguide suggest that this technique may allow the flexibility of quasi-phasematching in both the spectral and temporal domains to be exploited using compact and efficient femtosecond lasers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE: Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2002 (LEOS 2002)
PublisherIEEE
Pages438-439
Number of pages1
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7500-9
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • optics
  • lithium compounds
  • harmonic generation
  • optical phase matching
  • solid lasers
  • laser physics
  • photonics

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Agate, B., Kemp, A., Birkin, D. J. L., Rafailov, E. U., Brown, C. T. A., Sibbett, W., Battle, P., Fry, T., & Mohatt, D. (2002). Compact and highly efficient blue light sources: bulk and waveguide approaches to the single pass frequency doubling of femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasrs. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE: Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2002 (LEOS 2002) (Vol. 2, pp. 438-439). IEEE.