OSA's Digital Library

Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 127–129

Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57-micron wavelength pumped by passive Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser

Mingwei Gao, Chunqing Gao, Kun Tang, Zhifeng Lin, and Xiuyong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 127-129 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (391 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


A high-repetition-rate eye-safe optical parametric oscillator (OPO), using a non-critically phase-matched KTP crystal intracavity pumped by a passively Q-switched Nd:GdV4/Cr4+:YAG laser, is experimentally demonstrated. The conversion efficiency for the average power is 7% from pump diode input to OPO signal output and the slope efficiency is up to 10.3%. With an incident pump power of 7.3 W, the compact intracavity OPO (IOPO) cavity, operating at 15 kHz, produces an average power of 0.57 W at 1570 nm with a pulse width as short as 6 ns. The peak power at 1570 nm is higher than 6.3 kW.

© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Mingwei Gao, Chunqing Gao, Kun Tang, Zhifeng Lin, and Xiuyong Zhang, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.57-micron wavelength pumped by passive Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 127-129 (2008)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. J. Falk, J. M. Yarborough, and E. O. Ammann, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 7, 359 (1971).
  2. R. Dabu, A. Stratan, C. Fenic, C. Luculescu, and L. Muscalu, Opt. Eng. 40, 455 (2001).
  3. G. Xiao, M. Bass, and M. Acharekar, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2241 (1998).
  4. Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, S. W. Tsai, and Y. P. Lan, Appl. Phys. B 77, 505 (2003).
  5. W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, and J. Kwiatkowski, Appl. Phys. B 76, 355 (2003).
  6. Y. F. Chen, Y. C. Chen, S. W. Chen, and Y. P. Lan, Opt. Commun. 234, 337 (2004).
  7. Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, Appl. Phys. B 79, 823 (2004).
  8. D. Y. Shen, H. R. Yang, J. G. Liu, S. C. Tam, Y. L. Lam, W. J. Xie, J. H. Gu, and K. Ueda, Appl. Phys. B 72, 263 (2001).
  9. Y. Wan, D.-Y. Zhu, Q.-Y. Zeng, Z.-Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, and K. Han, Chin. Phys. 14, 714 (2005).
  10. Y. Ju, B. Yao, and S. Qi, Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 358 (2005).
  11. Y. Wang, D. Xu, Y. Yu, W. Wen, J. Xiong, P. Wang, and J. Yao, Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 93 (2007).
  12. X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
  13. J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Commun. 188, 155 (2001).
  14. H. Liu, J. Yang, and J. He, Opt. Commun. 219, 317 (2003).
  15. T. Debuisschert, J. Raffy, J.-P. Pocholle, and M. Papuchon, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1569 (1996).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited