Abstract

At room temperature, highly efficient, doubly resonant periodically poled MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystal optical parametric oscillators (OPO) pumped at 1.9 μm have been realized for the first time to our knowledge. A 2.9 W, 2 kHz acousto-optic Q-switched homemade Tm:YLF laser served as a pump source. A 900 mW mid-infrared emission generated from an OPO is illustrated. The overall mid-infrared generation conversion efficiency reached 31%, whereas the slope efficiency was up to 70%.

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N. Simakov, A. Hemming, A. Davidson, N. Carmody, S. Bennetts, P. Davies, and J. Haub, in 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT), INSPEC Accession No. 12075905. (2010), pp. 1–3.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of OPO pumping using a Tm:YLF laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser spectra of the resonator with and without FP.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output power and pulse width versus the pumping power of Tm:YLF laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of signal and idler waves when the PPLN OPO is operated at 22 °C.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

OPO output power and conversion efficiency as functions of pump power.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Comparison of the signal and idler wavelengths calculated theoretically and observed experimentally.

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