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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Generation of green second harmonic radiation in LBO, BiBO, KTP, and PPLN crystals using passively Q-switched sub-nanosecond microchip laser

Sukhoy, Kostyantyn 19 July 2011 (has links)
A sub-nanosecond green laser source has big demand in such fields like spectroscopy, micromachining, fluorescence imaging, and laser displays. Most often green light is produced by frequency doubling of pulsed laser sources based on Nd3+-ion or Yb3+-ion doped gain media that oscillate in the near-IR range. For creating compact and relatively small source of green light suitable for broad type of applications a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser (Teem Photonics) operating at 1064 nm with 6.9 kHz repetition rate was chosen. It delivers 560 ps long pulses with 10 μJ energy, corresponding to an average output power of 69 mW. Crystals of BiBO, KTP, LBO, and PPLN were chosen for frequency doubling. Main goal of this work was to study the characteristics of these crystals under similar experimental conditions and to select the most efficient one for this task. To optimize second harmonic generation (SHG) process, different focusing conditions were used during the experiments. In this work we measured the second harmonic output power as a function of the incident power, beam profile for fundamental and second harmonic radiation for all crystals, and second harmonic output power as a function of temperature for PPLN crystal. Crystal of PPLN was found to be the most suitable for SHG process and produced it with up to 60% conversion efficiency.
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Generation of green second harmonic radiation in LBO, BiBO, KTP, and PPLN crystals using passively Q-switched sub-nanosecond microchip laser

Sukhoy, Kostyantyn 19 July 2011 (has links)
A sub-nanosecond green laser source has big demand in such fields like spectroscopy, micromachining, fluorescence imaging, and laser displays. Most often green light is produced by frequency doubling of pulsed laser sources based on Nd3+-ion or Yb3+-ion doped gain media that oscillate in the near-IR range. For creating compact and relatively small source of green light suitable for broad type of applications a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser (Teem Photonics) operating at 1064 nm with 6.9 kHz repetition rate was chosen. It delivers 560 ps long pulses with 10 μJ energy, corresponding to an average output power of 69 mW. Crystals of BiBO, KTP, LBO, and PPLN were chosen for frequency doubling. Main goal of this work was to study the characteristics of these crystals under similar experimental conditions and to select the most efficient one for this task. To optimize second harmonic generation (SHG) process, different focusing conditions were used during the experiments. In this work we measured the second harmonic output power as a function of the incident power, beam profile for fundamental and second harmonic radiation for all crystals, and second harmonic output power as a function of temperature for PPLN crystal. Crystal of PPLN was found to be the most suitable for SHG process and produced it with up to 60% conversion efficiency.
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Concepts for compact solid-state lasers in the visible and UV

Johansson, Sandra January 2006 (has links)
In many fields, scientific or industrial, optical devices that can be tailored in terms of spectral qualities and output power depending on the application in question are attractive. Nonlinear optics in combination with powerful laser sources provide a tool to achieve essentially any wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum, and the advancement of material technology during the last decade has opened up new possibilities in terms of realising such devices. The main part of the thesis deals with the development of compact functional lasers based on nonlinear interaction utilising diode-pumped solid-state lasers and also laser diodes. Efficient frequency conversion into the visible and ultraviolet part of the electromagnetic spectrum has been achieved, using both Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers as well as a semiconductor laser as the fundamental light sources. For the nonlinear conversion, periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate (PPKTP), bismuth triborate (BiBO) and beta barium borate (BBO) have been employed. In the search for compact and reliable light sources emitting in the visible part of the spectrum, two different approaches have been explored. First, a scheme based on sum-frequency mixing of a diode-pumped solid-state laser and a laser diode of good beam quality. The idea of this approach is to take advantage of the individual strength of each device, which would be the flexibility in terms of wavelength for the laser diode and the possibility to reach high output power from the diode-pumped solid-state laser. Second, by mixing two different solid-state lasers substantially more output power could be generated albeit at a cost of less freedom in the choice of spectral output. As these two light sources had their central wavelength at 492 nm and 593 nm, respectively, they are highly interesting in biomedical applications since they correspond to the peak absorption of several popular fluorophores. In applications such as lithography, material synthesis and fibre grating fabrication, laser sources emitting in the deep-UV spectrum are desired. An all solid-state 236 nm laser source with 20 mW of average power have been designed and constructed, by frequency-quadrupling a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser lasing on a quasi-three level transition. Also, a novel concept for miniaturising solid-state lasers has been examined. Using a heat-conductive polymer carrier, a generic approach especially suited for mass-production of functional laser devices is presented. Finally, it has been proven that GRIN lenses can provide a very compact beam shaping solution to standard laser diodes based on the beam twisting approach. This method offers several advantages such as compactness of the beam shaping system, automated assembly in solid-state laser manufacturing due to the shape of these lenses and polarisation preservation of the laser diode output. / QC 20100903

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