Abstract

We demonstrate a high-efficiency near-degenerate periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 (PPMgLN) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using a volume Bragg grating (VBG) output coupler (OC) pumped by a multilongitudinal Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 20 kHz repetition rate. A total parametric power of 4.3 W with a conversion efficiency of 60% is achieved in a double-pass pump configuration. The output power improvement over the case of a single-pass pump is nearly 60%. Both the signal and the idler bandwidths are less than 40 GHz and are confined within 170 GHz bandwidth at 2128.8 nm. Such efficiency is, to our knowledge, the highest ever achieved from a degenerate OPO using a VBG OC.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper WC1.

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[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 86, 497 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

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B. J. Perrett, J. A. C. Terry, P. D. Mason, and D. A. Orchard, Proc. SPIE 5620, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Pierce, J. W.

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P. Koch, F. Ruebel, M. Nittman, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, and J. A. L’huillier, Appl. Phys. B 105, 715 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, and G. Rustad, Appl.Opt. 45, 3839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Arisholm, E. Lippert, G. Rustad, and K. Stenersen, Opt. Lett. 27, 1336 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Sjöqvist, L.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 86, 497 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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A. V. Smith, SNLO software, 5.7 ed. (2012).

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E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, and G. Rustad, Appl.Opt. 45, 3839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Arisholm, E. Lippert, G. Rustad, and K. Stenersen, Opt. Lett. 27, 1336 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Strömqvist, G.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Tan, B. S.

Terry, J. A. C.

B. J. Perrett, J. A. C. Terry, P. D. Mason, and D. A. Orchard, Proc. SPIE 5620, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tiihonen, M.

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 88, 37 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wu, R. F.

Appl. Phys. B (3)

P. Koch, F. Ruebel, M. Nittman, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, and J. A. L’huillier, Appl. Phys. B 105, 715 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 88, 37 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 86, 497 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl.Opt. (1)

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, and G. Rustad, Appl.Opt. 45, 3839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (1)

J. E. Bjorkholm, IEEE J. Quantum Electron QE-7, 109 (1971).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. G. Lancaster, Opt. Commun. 282, 272 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (2)

M. Henriksson, L. Sjöqvist, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Perrett, J. A. C. Terry, P. D. Mason, and D. A. Orchard, Proc. SPIE 5620, 275 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper WC1.

I. Elder, D. Legge, J. Beedell, and R. Marchington, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB20.

A. V. Smith, SNLO software, 5.7 ed. (2012).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Total output power and conversion efficiency of the PPMgLN OPOs.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectra from the PPMgLN OPO. Inset graph shows the large scale scanning spectrum.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse shapes of pump (dotted curve) and 2.1 μm (solid curve) at the maximum output power.

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