A high-average-power, high-repetition-rate dual signal optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled MgO-doped lithium niobate (PPMgLN) with a phase-reversed grating is reported. The pump laser is an acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with a maximum average power of 7.6 W. When the repetition rate is 50 kHz and the pulse width of the pump source is 23 ns, the maximum average dual signal output power is about 1.9 W, leading to a conversion efficiency of 25%. Over a 30-min interval, the instability of the signal power measured is less than 0.5%.
© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
Feng Ji, Rongsheng Lu, Baosheng Li, Baigang Zhang, and Jianquan Yao, "High-average-power, high-repetition-rate dual signal optical parametric oscillator based on PPMgLN," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 505-507 (2010)