Abstract

A high-repetition-rate high-average-power AgGaSe2 doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator has been demonstrated by using a 2-μm pump laser operating at 2.5 and 5 kHz. Energy conversion and slope efficiencies of 23% and 32%, respectively, were achieved. Sustained average power outputs as high as 740 mW were measured. Evidence of optical parametric oscillator output saturation and damage site formation at the crystal output face are effects attributed to thermal lensing in our AgGaSe2 crystal.

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1992 (1)

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

1988 (1)

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

1986 (1)

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

K. L. Schepler, P. A. Budni, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CFM3.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Catella, G. C.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

Cooper, D. G.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

DeDomenico, R.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

Eckardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Esterowitz, L.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Gorton, E. K.

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Jenssen, H. P.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

Knights, M. G.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

Lewis, K

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Marquardt, C. L.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

C. L. Marquardt, Code 6551, Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, D.C. 20375 (personal communication, 1991).

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

Schepler, K L.

Schepler, K. L.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

K. L. Schepler, P. A. Budni, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CFM3.

Sharma, S. K.

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Storm, M. E.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Waite, P.

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Woods, R. M.

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Ziegler, B. C.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquardt, M. E. Storm, L. Esterowitz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[Crossref]

Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. (1)

R. M. Woods, S. K. Sharma, P. Waite, E. K. Gorton, K Lewis, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 746, 529 (1988).

Other (3)

C. L. Marquardt, Code 6551, Naval Research Laboratories, Washington, D.C. 20375 (personal communication, 1991).

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, G. C. Catella, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 95.

K. L. Schepler, P. A. Budni, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CFM3.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

AgGaSe2 OPO performance with operation at 2.5 kHz for two pump-beam diameters of 1.0 mm (circles) and 2 mm (triangles). Filled circles show OPO power output ≈10 s after pump laser incidence. Open circles show steady-state output after 30 s. 2-mm pump-beam diameter data depict steady-state operation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

AgGaSe2 OPO performance with operation at 5 kHz and 1-mm 1/e2 pump-beam diameter. Data show steady-state operation.

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