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Stabilization of Miniaturized Intracavity Frequency-Doubled Lasers

Kurzbeschreibung zum Projekt, EN The so-called 'green problem' became relevant with the need to miniaturize cw intracavity frequency doubled solid state lasers. One can see the green problem as high frequency (MHz-range), high contrast ((ΔI / I> 0,6) intensity modulation.

There are mainly two standard solutions: a) using a long resonator – which means, that you must not miniaturize the laser – results in using as many longitudinal modes as mode hopping does not cause significant intensity noise. b) forcing a single mode operation, which is accompanied by significant loss of intensity. The Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen proposes a method based on a multiple time delayed feedback control. A signal generated from intensities of the fundamental modes is fed back to the pump power. The result is a highly stable output (peak-to-peak better 1%) with nearly no loss of intensity. Such stable cw-lasers with high beam quality are used in measurement and medicin, but in RGB projection systems and holografic displays. Now these systems can be miniaturized.

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