Abstract

An optical parametric generator based on periodically poled LiNbO3 and pumped by a 2.051µm-wavelength laser has been demonstrated. Pump pulses of 50-ns duration of 50-Hz repetition frequency were converted into signal and idler pulses in the 3.45.2µm wavelength range in a double-pass pump configuration by a 5-cm-long quasi-phase-matched crystal. An average pump power of 180  mW generated 30-mW average signal power at 3.64µm wavelength, corresponding to 16.7% signal conversion efficiency.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, and J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckhardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, and W. R. Bosenberg, Proc. SPIE 2700, 216 (1996).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, and J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
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L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckhardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, and W. R. Bosenberg, Proc. SPIE 2700, 216 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Haub, J. G.

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[CrossRef]

Hentschel, M.

Johnson, M. J.

Jundt, D. H.

Koch, K.

Kulp, T. J.

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[CrossRef]

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Experimental setup for the OPG experiments.

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Fig. 2

Signal and idler OPG output at 27.4µm domain period and 100 °C crystal temperature.

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Recorded average pulse shapes of pump, depleted pump, and signal output pulses for the 27.4µm domain period and 140-mW pump power.

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Table 1 Generated Wavelengths, Absorption Coefficients, and Output Efficiencies for Phase-Matched Gratingsa

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