Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 03177 (2003)
CW blue light generation at 429 nm by utilizing second harmonic process with KNbO3
Hongxiang Lei, Tao Liu, Liping Li, Shubin Yan, Junmin Wang, and Tiancai Zhang*
- State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Institute of Opto-Electronics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006
Continuous-wave blue light at 429 nm from a second harmonic process has been investigated at room temperature with Potassium Niobate (KNbO3) crystal. Optimum parameters for nonlinear conversion in our designing single-resonant, external ring cavity pumped by the Ti:sapphire laser are established. 39% of maximum overall conversion efficiency is obtained and factors that limit the conversion efficiency is discussed.