Abstract

We have obtained 6.5 W of 2-µm output from a near-degenerate, type II KTiOPO4 (KTP) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped within the cavity of a Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser that operates at 3 kHz. We adopted the simplest configuration with a compact diode-pumped Nd:YAG module pumping the doubly resonant KTP OPO in its randomly polarized resonator with an acousto-optic Q switch. Attempts to increase the 2-µm output power by pumping this intracavity KTP OPO with a polarized laser beam by use of thermal birefringence compensation configurations are discussed.

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  1. E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]

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1996 (2)

1970 (1)

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

Ammann, E. O.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

Berg, J.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Bosenberg, W.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Brun, A.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Cheung, E.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Chong, T. C.

Clarkson, W. A.

W. A. Clarkson, N. S. Felgate, D. C. Hanna, “Simple method for compensation of thermally induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 151.

Debuisschert, T.

Dubois, A.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

Englander, A.

Felgate, N. S.

W. A. Clarkson, N. S. Felgate, D. C. Hanna, “Simple method for compensation of thermally induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 151.

Georges, P.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

Hanna, D. C.

W. A. Clarkson, N. S. Felgate, D. C. Hanna, “Simple method for compensation of thermally induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 151.

Hilyard, R.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Ho, J.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Hoefer, C.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Injeyan, H.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Jackel, S.

S. Jackel, I. Moshe, R. Lallouz, “Dynamic compensation of thermal lensing and birefringence in high average power, Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers using a variable radius mirror and a reentrant resonator,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 384–387.

Komine, H.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Lai, K. S.

Lallouz, R.

R. Lavi, A. Englander, R. Lallouz, “Highly efficient low-threshold tunable all-solid-state intracavity optical parametric oscillator in the mid infrared,” Opt. Lett. 21, 800–802 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Jackel, I. Moshe, R. Lallouz, “Dynamic compensation of thermal lensing and birefringence in high average power, Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers using a variable radius mirror and a reentrant resonator,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 384–387.

Lavi, R.

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Lepine, T.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

Marshall, L. R.

L. R. Marshall, “Efficient multiwatt 2–5 µm tunable sources,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of OSA 1996 Technical Digest Series (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1996), p. 368.

Montgomery, P. C.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

Moshe, I.

S. Jackel, I. Moshe, R. Lallouz, “Dynamic compensation of thermal lensing and birefringence in high average power, Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers using a variable radius mirror and a reentrant resonator,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 384–387.

Oshman, M. K.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

Palese, S.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

Papuchon, M.

Phua, P. B.

Pochelle, J.-P.

Pollak, T. M.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Pomeranz, L. A.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Raffy, J.

Schunemann, P. G.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

Victori, S.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

Wu, R. F.

Yarborough, J. M.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

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E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, M. K. Oshman, P. C. Montgomery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 309–312 (1970).

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E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, W. Bosenberg, “High power conversion to mid-IR using KTP and ZGP OPOs,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 514–517.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, E. P. Chicklis, “10 W mid-IR holmium pumped ZnGeP2 OPO,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 226–229.

L. R. Marshall, “Efficient multiwatt 2–5 µm tunable sources,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of OSA 1996 Technical Digest Series (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1996), p. 368.

S. Victori, A. Dubois, T. Lepine, P. Georges, A. Brun, “High repetition rate intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 378.

W. A. Clarkson, N. S. Felgate, D. C. Hanna, “Simple method for compensation of thermally induced birefringence in high-power solid-state lasers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) Technical Digest (IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-1331, 1998), p. 151.

S. Jackel, I. Moshe, R. Lallouz, “Dynamic compensation of thermal lensing and birefringence in high average power, Nd:Cr:GSGG lasers using a variable radius mirror and a reentrant resonator,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 384–387.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of our intracavity KTP OPO for (a) randomly polarized pumping and (b) linearly polarized pumping (reentrant cavity) configurations. AO, acousto-optic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO 2-µm power output versus acousto-optic Q-switched repetition rate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

M 2 measurements of the (a) 1-µm Nd:YAG laser and (b) 2-µm OPO output by use of an f = 10-cm focusing lens. The respective three-dimensional beam profiles are shown in the insets.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal profiles of the 1-µm pumping laser and 2-µm OPO output with arrows depicting the multiple 2-µm pulses.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Temporal profiles obtained by use of (a) R = 75%, (b) R = 60%, (c) R = 45% mirrors for the OPO output coupler.

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