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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1999
  • pp: 563–565

High-efficiency mid-infrared ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator in a multimode-pumped tandem optical parametric oscillator

Poh Boon Phua, Kin Seng Lai, Rui Fen Wu, and Tow Chong Chong  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 563-565 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000563


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-efficiency ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by another KTP OPO in a multimode-pumped tandem OPO configuration. The maximum optical-to-optical and slope efficiencies were 32% and 42.5%, respectively. Our setup also provides tunable multiband radiation in the 2.03–2.32-µm range and the 2.9–6.2-µm range simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 1998
Published: January 20, 1999

Citation
Poh Boon Phua, Kin Seng Lai, Rui Fen Wu, and Tow Chong Chong, "High-efficiency mid-infrared ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator in a multimode-pumped tandem optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Opt. 38, 563-565 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-3-563


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