Abstract

We report on what are, to our knowledge, the best results obtained with an orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a Q-switched 2μm Ho:YAG laser. Up to 2.85W are obtained for 6.1W of pump power, corresponding to an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 46.5% with a threshold of 1W. Optical damage occurred at a fluence of about 2Jcm2. The thickness of the crystal limited the pump power. Slope efficiencies are of the same order as those obtained with ZnGeP2 OPOs pumped with the same Ho:YAG laser.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup and cut through a 63 μ m grating OP-GaAs sample.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental OP-GaAs OPO output power as a function of Ho:YAG incident pump power for different pulse repetition rates. Lines represent linear fits to the measured data.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured beam quality of the OP-GaAs OPO: (a) signal beam quality, (b) idler beam quality. Data points represent measured data and curve fits to the data.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental OP-GaAs OPO output power as a function of Ho:YAG incident pump power for 20 kHz pulse repetition rate. The damage corresponds to a fluence of about 2 J cm 2 .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental 20 mm ZGP OPO output power as a function of Ho:YAG incident pump power for different pulse repetition rates. Lines represent linear fits to the measured data.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Experimental OP-GaAs OPO output power at a constant incident pump power as a function of the rotation angle of a (a) half-wave and (b) quarter-wave plate placed in the initially linearly polarized pump beam ([001]).

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