Abstract

We report the performance of a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal inside a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser for simultaneous laser Q switching and optical parametric oscillation. The monolithic PPLN crystal consists of two sections, a 1-cm-long 14-μm-period electrode-coated section and a 4-cm-long 30-μm-period section, functioning as a low-voltage Pockels cell and a quasi-phase-matched parametric gain medium, respectively. At a 150-V Q-switching voltage and a 6-kHz switching rate, we measured 25-μJ pulse energy and 4-kW peak power at 1.55μm with 9-W absorbed diode power.

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A. Dubois, S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Appl. Phys. B 67, 181 (1998).
[Crossref]

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J. J. Zayhowski, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 9, 925 (1997).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Ammann, E. O.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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A. Dubois, S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Appl. Phys. B 67, 181 (1998).
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J. Falk, J. M. Yarborough, and E. O. Ammann, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 359 (1971).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the pump Q-switched singly resonant IOPO with a monolithic PPLN crystal in a diode-pumped Nd : Y V O 4 laser system. Mirrors M1–M3 form a resonant cavity for the 1.064 - μ m wave, and mirrors M3 and M4 form a resonant cavity for an OPO. HT, high transmission; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured average output power of the 1.55 - μ m signal wave versus the absorbed diode power for the IOPO and IOPG with a 4 - cm PPLN gain crystal and for the IOPO with a 2 - cm PPLN gain crystal at a Q-switching rate of 6 kHz . We readily obtained the IOPG by removing mirror M4 shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured signal output pulses from (a) the IOPO, (b) the IOPG with a 4 - cm PPLN gain crystal, and (c) the IOPO with 2 - cm PPLN gain crystal at 9 - W diode power and a Q-switching rate of 6 kHz .

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