Accession Number:

ADD018705

Title:

Solid-State Blue Laser Source

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Apr 95, patented 22 Jul 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A blue laser source outputting a beam having a wavelength of approximately 460 nm. A first laser cavity is formed around a NdYAG gain medium generating a first light beam having a wavelength of approximately 1064 nm. A second laser cavity, at least partially coextensive with the first laser cavity is formed around a TmZBLAN gain medium generating a second light beam having a wavelength of approximately 810 nm. A non-linear KTP crystal is provided intracavity to both the first and second laser cavities to mix the first light beam and the second light beam and output a third light beam having a wavelength of approximately 460 nm. One of the mirrors forming the first or second laser cavity is coated to output a laser beam having a wavelength of approximately 460 nm.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE