Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of a quasi-continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in the red part of the visible spectrum by direct pumping from a frequency-doubled quasi-continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser. The OPO is singly resonant and based on a MgO-doped periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal. A single-frequency 1.2W output power is obtained when an etalon is inserted inside the cavity.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup: the SROPO is pumped by a quasi-cw frequency doubled Nd : YAG laser. (b) Measured evolution of the SROPO threshold (circle) versus signal wavelength and poling period. Dashed curve, theoretically calculated threshold without idler absorption. Squares, idler wavelength.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental evolution of the signal output power at 640 nm versus pump power. Mirror M 4 has a 4% transmission. (b) Time evolution of the signal output power, incident pump power, and depleted pump power (gray curve) for the OPO 1.4 times above threshold.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental interference patterns obtained with a high resolution wavelength meter composed of multiple Fizeau interferometers. For each spectrum, we indicate the zero intensity level. The top (bottom) traces correspond to a free spectrum range (FSR) of 14 GHz ( 2 GHz ) for the Fizeau interferometer. (a), (b) pump laser; (c), (d) OPO signal beam; (a), (c) multimode behavior; (b), (d) single-frequency behavior.

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