Abstract

An intracavity quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillator (OPO) has been developed for the purpose of generating radiation with high average power and high repetition rate in the 2 μm regime. The device is a degenerate OPO based on a 3 mm thick MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPMgLN) crystal, which is pumped in turn within the cavity by a diode side-pumped, Q-switched 1 μm Nd:YAG laser operating at 10 kHz. Up to 20 W broadband 2 μm radiation can be generated with a compact configuration under the crystal temperature of 115 °C. The beam profile is close to circularly symmetric with M210.

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Other

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the intracavity PPMgLN OPO.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Calculated beam radius at the principle plane of the rod near the 1 μm OC M0.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Average output power of 2 μm (closed circles) and 1 μm (open circles) versus diode pump current.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the output from the PPMgLN OPO.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Beam propagation behavior of OPO radiation. (Inset) Typical far-field photograph image of 2 μm profile on a screen at the maximum output power.

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