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  • 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)


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Abstract

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.

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-6-2-127


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