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Advanced Solid State Lasers
Boston, Massachusetts United States
January 31, 1999
Nonlinear Infrared Sources (WC)

High brightness eyesafe optical parametric oscillator using confocal unstable resonators

Jason N. Farmer, Mark S. Bowers, and William S. Scharpf, Jr.


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The brightness of a 1.57 µm KTP optical parametric oscillator is measured using unstable resonators with different magnifications. Over 5x improvement in brightness is realized compared to a flat/flat cavity.

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

J. N. Farmer, M. S. Bowers, and W. S. Scharpf, Jr., "High brightness eyesafe optical parametric oscillator using confocal unstable resonators," 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 WC2.

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