Watt-Class Green-Emitting Laser Modules Using Direct Second Harmonic Generation of Diode Laser Radiation

C. Fiebig, J. Fricke, M. Uebernickel, D. Jedrzejczyk, A. Sahm, and K. Paschke

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Opt. Rev., vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 405-408 (2012).

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Abstract:

Large-area high-resolution displays, using a flying-spot to create the picture, require light sources in the red, green and blue wavelength range with a high optical output power and nearly diffraction limited beam. In this paper we present experimental results of high-brightness distributed Bragg reflector tapered diode lasers at 106x nm that can be used for single-pass second harmonic generation into the green. Based on these lasers we developed compact (2.5 cm3) green laser modules with an output power of 1W at 53x nm and an electro-optical conversion efficiency of about 5%. The output power stability is better than 2% and the wavelength stability is ±10 pm. The excellent beam quality Mσ2 < 2 of the green light allows operation in flying spot application systems. Furthermore, we estimate that our concept allows power scaling up to 2W by using nonlinear planar waveguide crystals and into the multi-watt level by spectral beam combining.

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Straße 4, D-12489 Berlin, Germany

Keywords:

distributed Bragg reflector tapered diode laser, flying spot, SHG, green-emitting laser.