High-power picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate

CW Hoyt, M Sheik-Bahae, Majid Ebrahimzadeh

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Abstract

A high-power picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a 47-mm periodically poled lithium niobate crystal is described. More than 12 W of total average power-almost 8 W of signal power at 1.85 mum and more than 4 W of idler radiation at 2.5 mum-is simultaneously extracted from less than 18 W of average pump power. The OPO is synchronously pumped by 80-ps (FWHM) cw mode-locked pulses at 1.064 mum, and its output is tunable from 1.7 to 2.84 mum. Nearly transform-limited signal pulses are obtained following the introduction of two intracavity etalons. (C) 2002 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1545
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002

Keywords

  • CONTINUOUS-WAVE
  • LASER

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