Abstract

Using noncritically phase-matched 1cm2-aperture KTiOAsO4 (KTA) crystals in an optical parametric oscillator (OPO), we have demonstrated a sustained average signal power of 33  W at 1534.7  nm. To our knowledge, this is the highest-average-power signal ever generated by an OPO. The pump source was a 100-Hz Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser. Compared with that of the similar and more-common material KTiOPO4, idler absorption in KTA is negligible, allowing high-power operation with minimal thermally induced refractive distortion in the OPO crystal.

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[CrossRef]

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P. F. Bordui, J. C. Jacco, G. M. Loiacono, R. A. Stolzenberger, and J. J. Zola, J. Cryst. Growth 84, 403 (1987).
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P. F. Bordui, J. C. Jacco, G. M. Loiacono, R. A. Stolzenberger, and J. J. Zola, J. Cryst. Growth 84, 403 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Proc. SPIE

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Other

G. A. Rines, D. M. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), postdeadline paper CPD16.

G. A. Rines, D. G. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Y. Fan and B. H. T. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 461–463.

R. L. Burnham, J. J. Kasinski, and L. R. Marshall, “Eye-safe laser system,” U.S. patent5,181,211 (January19, 1993).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of ring-cavity KTA OPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured unpolarized transmission spectra for 2-cm-long antireflection-coated KTA and KTP.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPO net efficiency (signal out–pump in) versus pump irradiance with three different output coupler reflectivities. ROC, radius of curvature.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal power as a function of pump power for KTA ring OPO for pump lasers 1 and 2.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Net efficiency (signal–pump) KTA ring-cavity OPO as a function of pump irradiance for pump lasers 1 and 2.

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