Abstract

We have demonstrated high-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a 3-mm-thick periodically poled 5-mol. % MgO-doped LiNbO3 device with a 32.1µm grating period and a 30-mm length. With a large-spot-size pump laser of 2.2-mm diameter, we obtained a total output pulse energy of 22 mJ for both the signal (wavelength 1.82 µm) and the idler 2.56 µm waves at an input pump energy of 46 mJ.

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1962 (1)

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J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
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Arvidsson, G.

Bäder, U.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
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Balachninaite, O.

Bloembergen, N.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
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Borsutzky, A.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. Karlsson, M. Olson, G. Arvidsson, F. Laurell, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Wickström, and M. Gustafsson, Opt. Lett. 24, 330 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Butterworth, S. D.

Byer, R. L.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Cha, M.

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Dominic, V.

Ducuing, J.

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

Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

K. Nakamura, J. Kurz, K. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 4528 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gawith, C. B. E.

Gustafsson, M.

Hanna, D. C.

Harada, A.

A. Harada and Y. Nihei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 2629 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hatanaka, T.

K. Nakamura, T. Hatanaka, and H. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 40, L337 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hellström, J.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Hellström, V. Pasiskevicius, H. Karlsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 25, 174 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hirano, Y.

Y. Hirano, S. Yamamoto, and H. Taniguchi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CFH2.

Ishizuki, H.

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4062 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ito, H.

K. Nakamura, T. Hatanaka, and H. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 40, L337 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ito, R.

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, H.

Kitamoto, A.

Kondo, T.

Kurimura, S.

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Kurz, J.

K. Nakamura, J. Kurz, K. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 4528 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

Lloyd, P. S.

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ming, L.

Missey, M. J.

Myers, L. E.

Nada, N.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, K.

K. Nakamura, J. Kurz, K. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 4528 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakamura, T. Hatanaka, and H. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 40, L337 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, M.

M. Nakamura, T. Tsunekawa, H. Taniguchi, and K. Tadamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L1175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nihei, Y.

A. Harada and Y. Nihei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 2629 (1996).
[CrossRef]

O’Connor, M. V.

Olson, M.

Parameswaran, K.

K. Nakamura, J. Kurz, K. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 4528 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Hellström, V. Pasiskevicius, H. Karlsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 25, 174 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Peltz, M.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Pershan, P. S.

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

Ro, J. H.

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Saitoh, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

Shirane, M.

Shoji, I.

H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4062 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. Shoji, T. Kondo, A. Kitamoto, M. Shirane, and R. Ito, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2268 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Smith, P. G. R.

Tadamoto, K.

M. Nakamura, T. Tsunekawa, H. Taniguchi, and K. Tadamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L1175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4062 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Taniguchi, H.

M. Nakamura, T. Tsunekawa, H. Taniguchi, and K. Tadamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L1175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Hirano, S. Yamamoto, and H. Taniguchi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CFH2.

Tsunekawa, T.

M. Nakamura, T. Tsunekawa, H. Taniguchi, and K. Tadamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L1175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. Karlsson, M. Olson, G. Arvidsson, F. Laurell, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Wickström, and M. Gustafsson, Opt. Lett. 24, 330 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, K.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Watson, M. A.

Wickström, S.

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, S.

Y. Hirano, S. Yamamoto, and H. Taniguchi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CFH2.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Peltz, U. Bäder, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, J. Hellström, H. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 73, 663 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Harada and Y. Nihei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 2629 (1996).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishizuki, I. Shoji, and T. Taira, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4062 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Nakamura, J. Kurz, K. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 4528 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 (3)

H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, S. Kurimura, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 42, L108 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakamura, T. Hatanaka, and H. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 40, L337 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakamura, T. Tsunekawa, H. Taniguchi, and K. Tadamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L1175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. (1)

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

Other (2)

S. Kurimura, I. Shoji, T. Taira, J. H. Ro, and M. Cha, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CTu13.

Y. Hirano, S. Yamamoto, and H. Taniguchi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper CFH2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Photographs of the y-face cross sections of periodically poled 3-mm-thick MgO-doped LiNbO3 crystal: (a) y face from the +z surface to the -z surface, (b) y face at zd=0.5 mm, (c) y face at zd=1.5 mm, (d) y face at zd=2.5 mm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup for OPO. Two Glan laser prisms were used to change the input pump power and to set the polarization of an input pump beam parallel to the z axis of the PPMgLN device. OPO output powers were measured by use of filters. The length of the PPMgLN device is 30 mm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

z-direction profile of the OPO output at a fixed input pump power. The input pump beam diameter (1/e2 diameter) was 0.85 mm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

OPO output energy versus input pump energy. Input pump pulse width, 15 ns; pulse repetition rate, 30 Hz; beam 1/e2 diameter, 2.2 mm.

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