Abstract

We first report an all-solid-state tunable mid-infrared singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on a 1532 nm laser diode resonantly pumped, Q-switched 1.645 μm Er:YAG laser. An MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate was used as the nonlinear material. At the pulse repetition frequency of 2 KHz, a maximum overall average output power of 0.95 W with pump power of 2.8 W was achieved, corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 34% and a slope efficiency of 38%. The temperature tuning was performed giving signal and idler ranges of 2.67 to 2.71 μm and 4.18 to 4.31 μm, respectively.

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Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt.

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 67, 753 (1998).
[CrossRef]

X. M. Duan, B. Q. Yao, G. Li, T. H. Wang, Y. L. Ju, and Y. Z. Wang, Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 99, 465 (2010).
[CrossRef]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, Appl. Phys. B Lasers Opt. 91, 343 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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X. B. Zhang, B. Q. Yao, Y. L. Ju, and Y. Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 24, 1953 (2007).
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Y. E. Young, S. D. Setzler, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Solid State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC2.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the Er:YAG-laser pumped singly resonant OPO (SRO).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser emission spectrum of the Er:YAG laser with etalon.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

OPO average output power versus the incident pump power with the PRF of 2 KHz at 122 °C.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the signal wavelength and idler wavelength at 122 °C.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Temperature tuning curve of the signal and idler wavelength at the grating period of 31.5 μm. Results (dots) are compared with theoretical curves (solid line) according to Gayer et al.’s Sellmeier equation [20].

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