Abstract

Narrow-linewidth optical pulses at wavelengths near 630  nm with 2.2-mJ energy were generated with 61% efficiency in a periodically poled KTiOPO4 parametric oscillator pumped by a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The tuning range was extended to 30  nm by a noncollinear elliptical pumping geometry. We demonstrate that by angular dispersion a noncollinear optical parametric oscillator can be used to control the spectral and spatial characteristics of the output signal beam.

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Wang, S.

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Piskarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun. 173, 365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Piskarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun. 173, 365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

V. Pasiskevicius, M. Pierrou, S. Wang, J. A. Tellefsen, F. Laurell, and H. Karlsson, 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. 685.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) OPO signal energy (open circles) and signal efficiency (filled squares) at room temperature. Inset, the CCD image of the pump beam at focus. (b) OPO signal generation efficiency as a function of PP KTP temperature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO signal tuning: open circles, temperature tuning of a collinear OPO; filled squares, room-temperature noncollinear angle tuning for the OPO pumped with a circular beam; open squares, room-temperature noncollinear angle tuning for the OPO pumped with an elliptical beam. Solid curve, calculated tuning characteristic. Inset, collinear OPO signal spectra at different temperatures.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump energy density at threshold for a noncollinear OPO pumped with a circular beam (open circles) and an elliptical beam (filled squares).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far-field scan of the noncollinear OPO signal beam: open squares, without spatial compression; filled circles, compressed with a diffraction grating. Error bars show the FWHM spectral bandwidth.

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