Abstract

We report on an intracavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) placed within a compact diode-pumped Nd:YALO laser cavity. This OPO utilizes a pair of KTP crystals, which are diffusion bonded together in a walk-off-compensated configuration. We have generated up to 21.4 W of 2µm radiation, operating in a few-kilohertz range.

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2000 (2)

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, and R. Wu, Appl. Opt. 39, 1435 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, Proc. SPIE 3929, 25 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (3)

1997 (1)

1994 (1)

1989 (1)

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

Abed, M.

Alford, W. J.

Armstrong, D. J.

Berg, J.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Bonnenberger, R.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Bosenberg, W. R.

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

Boulanger, B.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, M. S.

Cabirol, X.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cheung, E.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Chong, T. C.

Feve, J. P.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hilyard, R.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Ho, J.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Hoefer, C.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Injeyan, H.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Khodja, S.

Komine, H.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Lai, K. S.

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, and R. Wu, Appl. Opt. 39, 1435 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, Proc. SPIE 3929, 25 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, R. Wu, and T. C. Chong, Appl. Opt. 38, 563 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, R. F. Wu, and T. C. Chong, Opt. Lett. 23, 1262 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. F. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 125.

Marnie, G.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Meissner, H. E.

H. E. Meissner, “Composites made from single crystal substances,” U.S. patent5,441,803 (August15, 1995).

Menaert, B.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Palese, S.

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

Pelouch, W. S.

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

Phua, P. B.

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, and R. Wu, Appl. Opt. 39, 1435 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, Proc. SPIE 3929, 25 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, R. Wu, and T. C. Chong, Appl. Opt. 38, 563 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, R. F. Wu, and T. C. Chong, Opt. Lett. 23, 1262 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. F. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 125.

Raymond, T. D.

Smith, A. V.

Tang, C. L.

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

Wu, R.

Wu, R. F.

P. B. Phua, K. S. Lai, R. F. Wu, and T. C. Chong, Opt. Lett. 23, 1262 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. F. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 125.

Zondy, J. J.

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zondy, J. -J.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. P. Feve, J. J. Zondy, B. Boulanger, R. Bonnenberger, X. Cabirol, B. Menaert, and G. Marnie, Opt. Commun. 161, 359 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

R. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, Proc. SPIE 3929, 25 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

H. E. Meissner, “Composites made from single crystal substances,” U.S. patent5,441,803 (August15, 1995).

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 358.

R. F. Wu, P. B. Phua, and K. S. Lai, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 125.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup of the intracavity DBWOC KTP OPO within a diode-pumped Nd:YALO laser and (b) the DBWOC KTP, where c is the optical axis of the crystal, ρ is the walk-off angle of the e ray, θ is the phase-matching angle, lc is the length of one KTP crystal, and Lc is the total length of the diffusion-bonded KTP crystals. See text for other definitions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

2µm OPO output power versus diode-pumping power at 6.22 kHz for various M1 reflectivities. Inset, 1µm power coming from M2 versus diode-pumping power when the OPO is operating with M1 reflectivity R=70% at 2 µm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

M2 measurements of the (a) 1µm Nd:YALO laser and (b) 2µm OPO output. Insets, three-dimensional beam profiles of the (a) 1µm and (b) 2µm output.

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