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

Agate, B. and Kemp, A. and Birkin, D.J.L. and Rafailov, E.U. and Brown, C.T.A. and Sibbett, W. and Battle, P. and Fry, T. and 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). IEEE, pp. 438-439. ISBN 0-7803-7500-9

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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.