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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 4896–4902

Nanosecond sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillator using simultaneous phase matching

Z. Gürkan Figen and Orhan Aytür  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 4896-4902 (2005)

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We report a nanosecond sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillator based on a single KTiOAsO4 crystal that is simultaneously phase matched for optical parametric generation and sum-frequency generation. Pumped at a wavelength of 1064 nm by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, this device produces 10.4-ns-long 8.3 mJ red pulses at a wavelength of 627 nm with 21% energy conversion efficiency. This device provides a simple and efficient method for converting high energy Nd:YAG lasers to a red wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Original Manuscript: May 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

Z. Gürkan Figen and Orhan Aytür, "Nanosecond sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillator using simultaneous phase matching," Opt. Express 13, 4896-4902 (2005)

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