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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 17092–17097

Coexistent optical parametric oscillation and stimulated Raman scattering in KTiOAsO4

Zhaojun Liu, Qingpu Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Zejin Liu, Jun Chang, Hao Wang, Sasa Zhang, Shuzhen Fan, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, Shaojun Zhang, and Huaijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 17092-17097 (2008)

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Coexistent optical parametric oscillation (OPO) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) are demonstrated in an X-cut KTiOAsO4 (KTA) crystal. The 30-mm-long KTA crystal is placed within a diode-end-pumped acousto-optically (AO) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser cavity to construct an intracavity optical parametric oscillator. Coexistent Raman conversion of the fundamental wave is observed from the KTA crystal. With a diode power of 7.43 W and a pulse repetition rate (PRR) of 20 kHz, a signal (1535.0 nm) power of 0.92 W is obtained, corresponding to a diode-to-signal conversion efficiency of 12.4%. A first-Stokes (1091.4 nm) power of 0.17 W is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

Zhaojun Liu, Qingpu Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Zejin Liu, Jun Chang, Hao Wang, Sasa Zhang, Shuzhen Fan, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, Shaojun Zhang, and Huaijin Zhang, "Coexistent optical parametric oscillation and stimulated Raman scattering in KTiOAsO4," Opt. Express 16, 17092-17097 (2008)

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