Abstract

We describe a compact all-solid-state continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4. The SRO is pumped at 1.064 µm by a Nd:YVO4 laser, which is itself pumped by a 3-W diode laser. Using the intracavity technique produced an oscillation threshold for the SRO of only 1.6 W (diode-laser power). For 3 W of diode pump power some 65 mW was obtained in the (nonresonant) idler (wavelength 3.52 µm). Temperature tuning over the range 10–100 °C resulted in tuning ranges of 1.52–1.54 and 3.413.54 µm for the signal and the idler waves, respectively. Importantly, relaxation oscillations were absent.

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D. J. M. Stothard, P.-Y. Fortin, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and M. H. Dunn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CThW4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic showing the experimental arrangement of the intracavity SRO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Idler output power (one-way power, in milliwatts) extracted from the SRO, and circulating power in the intracavity pump field (watts) as a function of pump power from the diode laser (watts).

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Fig. 3

Temporal behavior of the intracavity pump field (arbitrary units) and the idler output power (arbitrary units) following switching of the pump-laser cavity from low Q (zero circulating pump field) to high Q (unobstructed pump-laser cavity) at time t=0.

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PDC=σmaxPin-PthSRO1-PthL/PthSRO,

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