Abstract

We present a compact efficient eye-safe intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped by a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in a shared cavity configuration. A signal pulse of 3.3 mJ energy at a 1573 nm wavelength with a peak power of 150 kW was achieved. The effective conversion efficiency with respective to the optimized 1064 nmQ-switched pulse energy was as high as 51%.

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Y. F. Chen and L. Y. Tsai, "Comparison between shared and coupled resonators for passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 intracavity optical parametric oscillators," Appl. Phys. B 82, 403-406 (2006).

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2004 (4)

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2003 (2)

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572 nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 355-358 (2003).

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A. Sennaroglu, "Broadly tunable Cr4+-doped solid-state lasers in the near infrared and visible," Prog. Quantum Electron. 26, 287-352 (2002).

2001 (1)

2000 (3)

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A. Agnesi, S. Dell'Acqua, and G. Reali, "Diode-pumped quasi-cw intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57 μm with efficient pulse shortening," Appl. Phys. B 70, 751-753 (2000).

J. E. Nettleton, B. W. Schilling, D. N. Barr, and J. S. Lei, "Monoblock laser for a low-cost, eyesafe, microlaser range finder," Appl. Opt. 39, 2428-2432 (2000).

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

1990 (1)

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, and R. D. Stultz, "20 Hz eye-safe laser rangefinder for air defense," in Proc. SPIE 1207, 124-134 (1990).

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell'Acqua, and G. Reali, "Diode-pumped quasi-cw intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57 μm with efficient pulse shortening," Appl. Phys. B 70, 751-753 (2000).

Austin, W.

Ba, E.

Barr, D. N.

Basiev, T. T.

P. Černý, H. Jelínkova, P. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, "Solid-state lasers with Raman frequency conversion," Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 113-143 (2004).

Beach, R. J.

Cerný, P.

P. Černý, H. Jelínkova, P. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, "Solid-state lasers with Raman frequency conversion," Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 113-143 (2004).

Chen, S. W.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

Chen, Y. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen and L. Y. Tsai, "Comparison between shared and coupled resonators for passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 intracavity optical parametric oscillators," Appl. Phys. B 82, 403-406 (2006).

Y. F. Chen, "Efficient 1521 nmNd:GdVO4 Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2632-2634 (2004).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Y. F. Chen, "Compact efficient all-solid-state eye-safe laser with self-frequency Raman conversion in a Nd:YVO4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 29, 2172-2174 (2004).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

Chien, C. H.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Chinn, S. R.

Dabu, R.

Dell'Acqua, S.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell'Acqua, and G. Reali, "Diode-pumped quasi-cw intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57 μm with efficient pulse shortening," Appl. Phys. B 70, 751-753 (2000).

Dunina, E. B.

Fenic, C.

Fu, R.

Goldberg, L.

Gregor, E.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, and R. D. Stultz, "20 Hz eye-safe laser rangefinder for air defense," in Proc. SPIE 1207, 124-134 (1990).

Hartung, S.

Hays, A. D.

Heumann, E.

I. Sokólska, E. HeumannS. Kück, and T. Lukasiewicz, "Laser oscillation of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystals in the spectral range around 1.6 μm," Appl. Phys. B 71, 893-896 (2000).

Hu, X.

Huber, G.

Jabczynski, J. K.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572 nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 355-358 (2003).

Jelínkova, H.

P. Černý, H. Jelínkova, P. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, "Solid-state lasers with Raman frequency conversion," Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 113-143 (2004).

Kornienko, A. A.

Kück, S.

I. Sokólska, E. HeumannS. Kück, and T. Lukasiewicz, "Laser oscillation of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystals in the spectral range around 1.6 μm," Appl. Phys. B 71, 893-896 (2000).

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kwiatkowski, J.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572 nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 355-358 (2003).

Lagatsky, A. A.

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

Lei, J. S.

Lukasiewicz, T.

I. Sokólska, E. HeumannS. Kück, and T. Lukasiewicz, "Laser oscillation of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystals in the spectral range around 1.6 μm," Appl. Phys. B 71, 893-896 (2000).

Mikhailov, V. P.

Mu, G.

Murray, J. T.

Nettleton, J. E.

Nieuwsma, D. E.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, and R. D. Stultz, "20 Hz eye-safe laser rangefinder for air defense," in Proc. SPIE 1207, 124-134 (1990).

Petermann, K.

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

Podlipensky, A. V.

Pohlmann, U.

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

Powell, R. C.

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell'Acqua, and G. Reali, "Diode-pumped quasi-cw intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57 μm with efficient pulse shortening," Appl. Phys. B 70, 751-753 (2000).

Schilling, B. W.

Schönhoff, U.

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

Sennaroglu, A.

A. Sennaroglu, "Broadly tunable Cr4+-doped solid-state lasers in the near infrared and visible," Prog. Quantum Electron. 26, 287-352 (2002).

Smith, D.

Sokólska, I.

I. Sokólska, E. HeumannS. Kück, and T. Lukasiewicz, "Laser oscillation of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystals in the spectral range around 1.6 μm," Appl. Phys. B 71, 893-896 (2000).

Stolzenberger, R. A.

Stratan, A.

Stultz, R. D.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, and R. D. Stultz, "20 Hz eye-safe laser rangefinder for air defense," in Proc. SPIE 1207, 124-134 (1990).

Trussell, C. W.

Tsai, L. Y.

Y. F. Chen and L. Y. Tsai, "Comparison between shared and coupled resonators for passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 intracavity optical parametric oscillators," Appl. Phys. B 82, 403-406 (2006).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Tsai, S. W.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

van Driel, H. M.

Wang, G.

Wang, Z.

Yashkir, Y.

Zendzian, W.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572 nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 355-358 (2003).

Zverev, P.

P. Černý, H. Jelínkova, P. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, "Solid-state lasers with Raman frequency conversion," Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 113-143 (2004).

Appl. Opt. (6)

Appl. Phys. B (7)

S. Kück, K. Petermann, U. Pohlmann, U. Schönhoff, and G. Huber, "Tunable room-temperature laser action of Cr4+-doped Y3ScxAl5-xO12," Appl. Phys. B 58, 153-156 (1994).

I. Sokólska, E. HeumannS. Kück, and T. Lukasiewicz, "Laser oscillation of Er3+:YVO4 and Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystals in the spectral range around 1.6 μm," Appl. Phys. B 71, 893-896 (2000).

A. Agnesi, S. Dell'Acqua, and G. Reali, "Diode-pumped quasi-cw intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57 μm with efficient pulse shortening," Appl. Phys. B 70, 751-753 (2000).

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572 nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Phys. B 76, 355-358 (2003).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, and S. W. Tsai, "Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity," Appl. Phys. B 77, 493-495 (2003).

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, "Efficient subnanosecond intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped with a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 823-825 (2004).

Y. F. Chen and L. Y. Tsai, "Comparison between shared and coupled resonators for passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 intracavity optical parametric oscillators," Appl. Phys. B 82, 403-406 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, and R. D. Stultz, "20 Hz eye-safe laser rangefinder for air defense," in Proc. SPIE 1207, 124-134 (1990).

Prog. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. Sennaroglu, "Broadly tunable Cr4+-doped solid-state lasers in the near infrared and visible," Prog. Quantum Electron. 26, 287-352 (2002).

P. Černý, H. Jelínkova, P. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, "Solid-state lasers with Raman frequency conversion," Prog. Quantum Electron. 28, 113-143 (2004).

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