Abstract

We report an efficient, visible, nanosecond optical parametric generator of periodically poled lithium niobate pumped at 532 nm by a frequency-doubled, diode-pumped, passively Q-switched, single-mode Nd:YAG laser with 90µJ pulse energy. The signal radiation is tunable from 637 to 593 nm. The maximum signal-conversion efficiency is 23%. Optical parametric amplification of a He–Ne laser at 632.8 nm is also studied.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Arbore, M. A.

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Bäder, U.

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Batchko, R. G.

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Borsutzky, A.

U. Bäder, J. Bartschke, I. Klimov, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 147, 95 (1998).
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Bosenberg, W. R.

Byer, R. L.

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U. Bäder, J. Bartschke, I. Klimov, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 147, 95 (1998).
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Li, R.

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S. E. Harris, M. K. Oshman, and R. L. Byer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 732 (1967).
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Pershan, P.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
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W. H. Louisell, A. Yariv, and A. E. Siegman, Phys. Rev. 124, 1646 (1961).
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L. K. Chen, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 175 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Tulloch, W. M.

Wallenstein, R.

U. Bäder, J. Bartschke, I. Klimov, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 147, 95 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Weise, D. R.

Wu, B.

Wu, Y.

Yariv, A.

W. H. Louisell, A. Yariv, and A. E. Siegman, Phys. Rev. 124, 1646 (1961).
[CrossRef]

You, G.

Zayhowski, J. J.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

L. K. Chen, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 175 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

U. Bäder, J. Bartschke, I. Klimov, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 147, 95 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Louisell, A. Yariv, and A. E. Siegman, Phys. Rev. 124, 1646 (1961).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Kleinman, Phys. Rev. 174, 1027 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S. E. Harris, M. K. Oshman, and R. L. Byer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 732 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Other

R. L. Byer, in Quantum Electronics: A Treatise, H. Rubin and C. L. Tang, eds. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1975), pp. 587–702.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Signal-pulse energy for the single-grating crystal Λ=10.5 µm, Tcrystal=150°C. The signal wavelength was 627 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning range of the OPG for a constant temperature of 150 °C for grating periods from 10.1 to 11.8 µm. The solid curve represents the signal wavelengths calculated with the Sellmeier equations given in Ref. 15.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPG threshold as a function of the signal wavelength. The OPG output was tuned by translation of the PPLN crystal so that the pump passed through the QPM grating with a period ranging from 10.1 to 11.8 µm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal bandwidth of the PPLN optical parametric generator pumped at 532 nm. The solid curve represents the theoretical bandwidth (FWHM) for single-pass parametric amplification.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectra of the PPLN OPG at 623.8 nm Λ=10.2 µm, Tcrystal=177.5°C injection seeded with radiation from a He–Ne laser. The pump energy was 52 µJ, corresponding to four times the OPG threshold.

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