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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9543–9547

Compact efficient passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/PPLN/Cr4+:YAG tunable intracavity optical parametric oscillator

L. Y. Tsai, Y. F. Chen, S. T. Lin, Y. Y. Lin, and Y. C. Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9543-9547 (2005)

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We report on a compact efficient diode pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/Cr4+:YAG/PPLN intracavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with a shared-resonator configuration. Experimental results reveal that the amplitude stability of the shared-resonator configuration is substantially superior to that of the conventional coupled-resonator configuration. At a diode pump power of 15 W, the compact intracavity OPO cavity produces the average power greater than 900 mW with a pulse repetition rate of 36 kHz. The output pulses noticeably display the mode-locking phenomenon that leads to the maximum peak power to be higher than 20 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

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Original Manuscript: July 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

L. Tsai, Y. F. Chen, S. Lin, Y. Lin, and Y. Huang, "Compact efficient passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/PPLN/Cr4+:YAG tunable intracavity optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 13, 9543-9547 (2005)

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