We report the operation of a PPLN OPO pumped with a 1.0 micron Q-switched laser and operating in a region of very high idler absorption. Over 23% pump depletion is obtained with an idler absorption coefficient of 20 cm-1.
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
M. Brown, A. J. W. Brown, C. Miyake, F. Futtere, and D. Smith, "A 10 kHz PPLN OPO Operating in a Region of Very High Idler Absorption," in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper WB5.
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