[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 19, No. 6 (2012) 400-404]
© 2012 The Japan Society of Applied Physics
State of the Art of Compact Green Lasers for Mobile Projectors
Stepan ESSAIAN and John KHAYDAROV*
Spectralus Corporation, 2953 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 205, Santa Clara, CA 95054, U.S.A.
(Received June 19, 2012; Accepted August 2, 2012)
We report on progress in development of the low-cost, highly efficient miniature diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) green laser sources for pico-projectors and other consumer electronics applications with wavelength 532 nm. As Spectralus laser has monolithic microchip structure there are other green lasers with various discrete designs. We are reviewing both approaches in this paper.
Key words: mobile projector, pico projector, green laser, microchip laser, low noise laser, periodically poled lithium niobate, periodically poled magnesium oxide lithium niobate, PPLN, PPMgOLN, second harmonic generation, intracavity second harmonic generation
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