Abstract

Using noncritically phase-matched 1-cm<sup>2</sup> -aperture KTiOAsO<sub>4</sub> (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 <i>Q</i> -switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser. Compared with that of the similar and more-common material KTiOPO><sub>4</sub> , idler absorption in KTA is negligible, allowing high-power operation with minimal thermally induced refractive distortion in the OPO crystal.

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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.

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