Continuous-wave, singly resonant, intracavity parametric oscillator

Majid Ebrahimzadeh, FG Colville, Malcolm Harry Dunn

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Performance characteristics of a continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillator are described by use of an experimental arrangement comprising a KTP singly resonant oscillator located within a Ti:sapphire laser cavity and analysed by use of a steady-state model. Internal and external powers, circulating fields, tuning ranges, spectral bandwidths, and amplitude-stability levels are measured and discussed. The nonresonant idler tunes from 2.53 to 2.87 mu m, delivers a maximum output power of approximate to 0.4 W and displays long-term amplitude-stable operation. The total downconverted power approaches the optimum power coupled out of the Ti:sapphire laser in the absence of frequency conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1997


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