Abstract

We report a high-power, widely tunable, cw singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on MgO:sPPLT. The OPO is pumped in the green by a cw diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser at 532nm and can provide continuously tunable output across 8481430nm. Using a 30mm crystal and double-pass pumping, an oscillation threshold of 2.88W has been obtained, and single-pass idler powers in excess of 1.51W have been generated over 11041430nm for 6W of pump power at an extraction efficiency of 25.2% and photon conversion efficiency of 56.7%.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[CrossRef]

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N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, and K. Kitamura, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 43, L1265 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

The MgO:sPPLT crystal was supplied by HC Photonics Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

D. S. Hum, R. K. Route, K. Urbanek, R. L. Byer, and M. M. Fejer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThG2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental design for the MgO:sPPLT cw SRO. HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; M, mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Wavelength tuning range of the green-pumped MgO:sPPLT cw SRO as a function of crystal temperature for a grating period of 7.97 μ m .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Forward-pass idler power and photon conversion efficiency at 1282 nm as functions of input pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Forward-pass idler power across the tuning range for 6 W of pump power at 532 nm .

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