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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 13001–13006

Wide-tunable, high-energy AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator

Tie-Jun Wang, Zhi-Hui Kang, Hong-Zhi Zhang, Qiong-Yi He, Yi Qu, Zhi-Shu Feng, Yun Jiang, Jin-Yue Gao, Yury M. Andreev, and Gregory V. Lanskii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 13001-13006 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.013001


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Abstract

Nanosecond AgGaS2 type-I singly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched 1.064 µm Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated experimentally. Continuously tunable 2.6–5.3 µm radiation and output pulse energy up to 0.6 mJ at 4 µm are achieved in a single-stage conversion process. The analysis of pump threshold is investigated both theoretically and experimentally.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Citation
Tie-Jun Wang, Zhi-Hui Kang, Hong-Zhi Zhang, Qiong-Yi He, Yi Qu, Zhi-Shu Feng, Yun Jiang, Jin-Yue Gao, Yury M. Andreev, and Gregory V. Lanskii, "Wide-tunable, high-energy AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 14, 13001-13006 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-26-13001


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