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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2007
  • pp: 3597–3601

Compact efficient eye-safe intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a shared cavity configuration

Y. F. Chen, K. W. Su, Y. T. Chang, and W. C. Yen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 17, pp. 3597-3601 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003597


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Abstract

We present a compact efficient eye-safe intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped by a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in a shared cavity configuration. A signal pulse of 3.3 mJ energy at a 1573 nm wavelength with a peak power of 150 kW was achieved. The effective conversion efficiency with respective to the optimized 1064 nmQ-switched pulse energy was as high as 51%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2006
Published: May 18, 2007

Citation
Y. F. Chen, K. W. Su, Y. T. Chang, and W. C. Yen, "Compact efficient eye-safe intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a shared cavity configuration," Appl. Opt. 46, 3597-3601 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-17-3597


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