Abstract

Diode-pumped optical parametric oscillation has been demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge in a single Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 nonlinear crystal. The crystal is pumped by a semiconductor diode laser array at 812 nm. The Nd3+ ions absorb the 812-nm radiation to generate 1084-nm laser oscillation. On internal Q switching the 1084-nm radiation pumps the LiNbO3 host crystal that is angle cut at 46.5° and generates optical parametric oscillation. The oscillation threshold that is due to the 1084-nm laser pump with a pulse length of 80 ns in a 1-mm-diameter beam was measured to be ≈1 mJ and produced 0.5-mJ output at 3400-nm signal wavelength.

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D. W. Hughes, J. R. M. Barr, J. Phys. D 25, 563 (1992).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Brosnan, R. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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L. R. Marshall, A. D. Hays, J. Kasinski, R. Burnham, Proc. SPIE 1419, 141 (1991).
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Jian, J.

G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, catalog no. 80CH 1561-0 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631.

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[CrossRef]

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W. R. Bosenberg, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1819 (1990).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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D. W. Hughes, J. R. M. Barr, J. Phys. D 25, 563 (1992).

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Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

L. R. Marshall, A. D. Hays, J. Kasinski, R. Burnham, Proc. SPIE 1419, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

A. R. Geiger, N. S. Prasad, U.S. Patent5,195,104 (March16, 1993).

R. C. Smith, in Advances in Lasers, A. K. Levine, A. L. Demaria, eds. (Dekker, New York, 1976), Vol. 4, pp. 189–307.

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G. Zhong, J. Jian, Z. Wu, in Proceedings of the Eleventh International Quantum Electronics Conference, catalog no. 80CH 1561-0 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1980), p. 631.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. The polarizing beam splitter (PBS) selects the appropriate intracavity beam polarization. The polarized intracavity beam feature is also utilized by the Q switcher. A two-mirror linear cavity with proper mirror coatings should provide the same performance as the three-mirror cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmitted pump (lower trace) and OPO signal (upper trace) outputs, demonstrating pump beam depletion during OPO operation.

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