Generation of 520 mW pulsed blue light by frequency doubling of an all-fiberized 978 nm Yb-doped fiber laser source.

Abstract

Pulsed blue light at 489 nm has been generated by second-harmonic-generation of a nanosecond pulsed master-oscillator power amplifier system based on a short Yb(3+) doped single-mode fiber amplifier at 978 nm and an external-cavity diode laser as seed source. The Yb(3+)-doped fiber was core-pumped by a W type Nd(3+) doped double-clad fiber laser operating on the transition near 930 nm ((4)F(3/2)→(4)I(9/2)). 520 mW of average power was generated at 489 nm using a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO(3), corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 34%.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.003909

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@article{Laroche2011GenerationO5, title={Generation of 520 mW pulsed blue light by frequency doubling of an all-fiberized 978 nm Yb-doped fiber laser source.}, author={Mathieu Laroche and C{\'e}lia Bartolacci and Beno{\^i}t Cadier and Herv{\'e} Gilles and Sylvain Girard and Laurent Lablonde and Thierry Robin}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2011}, volume={36 19}, pages={3909-11} }