Abstract

Performance characteristics of a continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillator are described by use of an experimental arrangement comprising a KTP singly resonant oscillator located within a Ti:sapphire laser cavity and analyzed by use of a steady-state model. Internal and external powers, circulating fields, tuning ranges, spectral bandwidths, and amplitude-stability levels are measured and discussed. The nonresonant idler tunes from 2.53 to 2.87 µm, delivers a maximum output power of 0.4 W and displays long-term amplitude-stable operation. The total downconverted power approaches the optimum power coupled out of the Ti:sapphire laser in the absence of frequency conversion.

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S. Guha, F. J. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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1968 (1)

M. K. Oshman and S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 491 (1968).
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Alexander, J. I.

Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

Drobshoff, A.

Falk, J.

S. Guha, F. J. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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Guha, S.

S. Guha, F. J. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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Harris, S. E.

M. K. Oshman and S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 491 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Myers, L. E.

Oshman, M. K.

M. K. Oshman and S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 491 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Wu, F. J.

S. Guha, F. J. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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M. K. Oshman and S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 491 (1968).
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S. Guha, F. J. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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Opt. Lett. (1)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout. M1–M7, cavity mirrors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Internal and (b) external power characteristics of the TIS and SRO.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectral and (b) amplitude analyses of the SRO under free-running conditions.

Equations (4)

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PTISintra=σTISintraPargon-Pargon, region II,
PTISintra=PTISintraSRO-th, region III,
PTISextramax=σTISextramax×Pargon-PargonTIS-thmin1/22,
PDC=σTISextramaxPargonSRO-th-PargonTIS-th×PargonPargonSRO-th-1,

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