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Second-harmonic generation of a dual-frequency laser in a MgO:PPLN crystal

Abstract : A dual-frequency CW laser at a wavelength of 1.064 μm is frequency doubled in a MgO:PPLN nonlinear crystal. The fundamental dual-frequency laser has a tunable beat note from 125 MHz to 175 MHz. A laser-diode pumped fiber amplifier is used to amplify the dual-frequency fundamental output to a maximum power of 50 W before frequency doubling. The maximum output power of the green light is 1.75 W when the input fundamental power is 12 W, corresponding to a frequency doubling efficiency of 14.6%. After frequency doubling, green light with modulation frequencies in two bands from 125 MHz to 175 MHz and from 250 MHz to 350 MHz is achieved simultaneously. The relative intensities of the beat notes at the two bands can be adjusted by changing the relative intensities at different frequencies of the fundamental light. The spectral width and frequency stabilities of the beat notes in fundamental wave and green light are also measured, respectively. The modulated green light has potential applications in underwater ranging, communication, and imaging.
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Ying Kang, Suhui Yang, Marc Brunel, Lijun Cheng, Changming Zhao, et al.. Second-harmonic generation of a dual-frequency laser in a MgO:PPLN crystal. Applied optics, Optical Society of America, 2017, 56 (11), pp.2968. ⟨10.1364/AO.56.002968⟩. ⟨hal-01518503⟩



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