Abstract

An all-solid-state optical parametric oscillator (OPO) has been developed in which the signal and idler waves can be tuned over the ranges 455–665 and 760–1620 nm, respectively, with the potential for covering the entire range 420–2300 nm. The OPO uses a critical type I phase-matching geometry in lithium triborate and is pumped at 355 nm by frequency-tripled radiation from a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser. Oscillation thresholds (minimum 0.3 mJ), pump depletions (>35%), and linewidths of the OPO are reported.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Signal tuning range. The solid curve represents the theoretically calculated phase-match curve; and the squares represent the experimentally observed tuning range.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

deff and walk-off for LBO as a function of the phase-match angle.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump depletion as a function of pump energy for different pump-beam configurations. The filled squares represent a plane–plane cavity, no focusing, 300-μm pump radius; the filled triangles represent a plane–plane cavity, pump beam focused by an 0.5-m lens producing a 200-μm pump radius; the open circles represent a cavity formed by mirrors with radius of curvature of 0.1 m, pump beam focused by an 0.25-m lens producing a 100-μm pump radius; the filled circles represent a cavity with mirrors with radius of curvature of 0.03 m, pump beam focused by an 0.25-m lens producing a 100-μm pump radius.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal linewidth as a function of signal wavelength.

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