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450mW of blue (473nm) power via second harmonic generation in periodically-poled lithium niobate

Markus Pollnau, Graeme W.Ross, W.A.Clarkson, P.G.R.Smith, P.E.Britton and D.C.Hanna

Abstract

Using first-order, quasi phase-matched frequency doubling of a diode-pumped 946nm Nd:YAG laser, we have generated 450mW average blue power with 40% conversion efficiency. Photorefractive effects in the periodically-poled LiNbO3 are minimal.


CLEO Pacific Rim '97 Chiba Japan 14-18 Jul (1997)

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