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Title: Blue, green, orange, and red upconversion laser

Abstract

A laser is disclosed for outputting visible light at the wavelengths of blue, green, orange and red light. This is accomplished through the doping of a substrate, such as an optical fiber or waveguide, with Pr{sup 3+} ions and Yb{sup 3+} ions. A light pump such as a diode laser is used to excite these ions into energy states which will produce lasing at the desired wavelengths. Tuning elements such as prisms and gratings can be employed to select desired wavelengths for output. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672698
Patent Number(s):
5805631
Application Number:
PAN: 8-686,831
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; LASERS; VISIBLE RADIATION; DOPED MATERIALS; PRASEODYMIUM IONS; YTTERBIUM IONS; OPTICAL PUMPING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; TUNING

Citation Formats

Xie, P, and Gosnell, T R. Blue, green, orange, and red upconversion laser. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Xie, P, & Gosnell, T R. Blue, green, orange, and red upconversion laser. United States.
Xie, P, and Gosnell, T R. Tue . "Blue, green, orange, and red upconversion laser". United States.
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abstractNote = {A laser is disclosed for outputting visible light at the wavelengths of blue, green, orange and red light. This is accomplished through the doping of a substrate, such as an optical fiber or waveguide, with Pr{sup 3+} ions and Yb{sup 3+} ions. A light pump such as a diode laser is used to excite these ions into energy states which will produce lasing at the desired wavelengths. Tuning elements such as prisms and gratings can be employed to select desired wavelengths for output. 11 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
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