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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4424–4427

Assessment of diffusion-bonded KTP crystals for efficient, low pulse energy conversion from 1 to 2 μm

Brian J. Perrett, Paul D. Mason, and David A. Orchard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4424-4427 (2006)

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Diffusion bonded (DB) walk-off compensated KTP crystals offer an alternative nonlinear medium for efficient 1   to   2   μm conversion within optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) at low pulse energies. Spatial variations in optical absorption and transmission values measured at 2   μm are reported for two DB-KTP crystals. Finally, a comparison is made between the conversion efficiency obtained from a degenerate 1 μm pumped OPO using a single 20   mm KTP crystal and an equivalent length DB-KTP crystal consisting of two bonded 10 mm crystals.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2006

Brian J. Perrett, Paul D. Mason, and David A. Orchard, "Assessment of diffusion-bonded KTP crystals for efficient, low pulse energy conversion from 1 to 2 μm," Appl. Opt. 45, 4424-4427 (2006)

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