Continuous-wave, pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator based on periodically-poled RbTiOAsO4

I D Lindsay, D J Stothard, CF Rae, Malcolm Harry Dunn

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Abstract

The operation of a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically-poled RbTi0AsO(4) (PPRTA) and using a pump-enhanced cavity configuration is described. The OPO was pumped by a single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser and temperature tuning ranges of 1.525-1.583 mum and 3.245-3.520 mum were achieved at the signal and idler, respectively. The external threshold was 250mW and up to 87mW of idler was generated. Fine-tuning behavior of the OPO and material quality of the PPRTA were investigated. We believe this to be the first reported example of an externally-pumped cw OPO based on PPRTA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-140
JournalOptics Express
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • DIODE-LASER
  • KTIOPO4
  • CAVITY

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