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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2001
  • pp: 694–698

Multiwatt mid-IR output from a Nd: YALO laser pumped intracavity KTA OPO

R. F. Wu, K. S. Lai, H. F. Wong, W. J. Xie, Y. L. Lim, and Ernest Lau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 13, pp. 694-698 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000694


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Abstract

We have achieved 4.1W of 3.5-micron output from a non-critically phasematched (NCPM), type II, KTiOAsO4 (KTA) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped within the cavity of a Q-switched diode-pumped Nd: YALO laser operating at 10kHz. We adopted the simplest configuration with a compact diode-pumped Nd: YALO module pumping the singly resonant KTA OPO. Besides 4.1W of 3.5um, 10.9W of 1.5 micron and 11.3W of 1-micron radiation were obtained simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2001
Published: June 18, 2001

Citation
Rui Fen Wu, Kin Seng Lai, H. Wong, Wen-Jie Xie, Y. Lim, and Ernest Lau, "Multiwatt mid-IR output from a Nd:YALO laser pumped intracavity KTA OPO," Opt. Express 8, 694-698 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-13-694


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