Abstract

A tandem optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is used to convert radiation from 1.064μm to the mid-infrared. Spectral bandwidth narrowing close to 80 times compared with a conventional cavity was achieved by using a bulk Bragg grating as an outcoupler in a near-degenerate periodically poled KTiOPO4 OPO. The narrowed 2008nm radiation was subsequently used for pumping the ZnGeP2 OPO, which was tunable between 3.3 and 5.2μm. Pulse energies of 170μJ and pump depletion close to 70% were obtained in the ZnGeP2 OPO. To our knowledge this is the first time the output from a near-degenerate type I PPKTP OPO has been used for ZnGeP2 OPO pumping.

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J. A. C. Terry, K. J. McEwan, and M. J. P. Payne, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W.R.Bosenberg and M.M.Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 236.

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E. Lippert, G. Arisholm, G. Rustad, and K. Stenersen, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, J.J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 292.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Tandem OPO setup. Left, PP KTP OPO; right, ZGP OPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Two signal spectra from the PP KTP OPO. Gray curve, conventional output mirror; black curve, bulk Bragg grating as an output coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Total output energy (circles) and pump depletion (squares) as a function of 2 μ m pump energy for the ZGP OPO.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Two spectra from the ZGP OPO. Gray curve, at degeneracy; black curve, with the crystal rotated 3° with respect to the degenerate case.

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