Continuous-wave visible laser by intracavity-doubled fiber laser

Tatsuya Shinozaki, Yushi Kaneda, Yoshiharu Urata, Satoshi Wada

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A novel continuous-wave blue-green laser was developed by the second-harmonic generation of the emission from Yb-doped gain fiber. The laser cavity consists of a fiber Bragg grating (FBG), a gain fiber, an aspheric lens, a dichroic mirror for output coupling of second harmonic, a periodically-poled LiNbO3 (PPLN), and a high reflector. The intracavity-doubled fiber laser was pumped by a 580-mW, fiber pigtailed laser diode at 974nm through the FBG. The Yb laser emission from the fiber end was focused onto the high reflector, providing optical feedback and forming the resonator. The PPLN was placed near the flat end mirror, where the waist is formed, in order to increase the fundamental intensity. The emission wavelength can be selected by changing the FBG within the bandwidth of the gain fiber. An FBGs for 1017.6 nm was selected for the experiment. Circulating power of the fundamental wave in the cavity was measured to be approximately 1500 mW when a 5% output coupler was placed instead of high-reflecting mirror. Stable output in excess of 30 mW at 508.8 nm was obtained. The optical-optical efficiency from the pump power to the visible output was about 5%. The fluctuation of the laser output power was less than 0.5% for more than 2 hours without a power feedback loop. The M 2 value was measured to be 1.2. Wavelength-selectable lasers will be useful for applications including fluorescent microscopy, biological imaging, flow cytometry and spectroscopic analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2006
EventSolid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2006Jan 26 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherSolid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Blue-Green Laser
  • Fiber Laser
  • Fluorescent Imaging
  • Second-Harmonic Generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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