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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13441–13446

Nd:YAG pumped nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on LiInSe2 with tunability extending from 4.7 to 8.7 µm

Georgi Marchev, Aleksey Tyazhev, Vitaliy Vedenyapin, Dmitri Kolker, Alexander Yelisseyev, Sergei Lobanov, Ludmila Isaenko, Jean-Jacques Zondy, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13441-13446 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.013441


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Abstract

LiInSe2 is one of the few (only 5) non-oxide nonlinear optical crystals whose band-gap (2.86 eV) and transparency allowed in the past nanosecond optical parametric oscillation in the mid-IR without two-photon absorption for a pump wavelength of 1064 nm. However, the first such demonstration was limited to the 3.3–3.78 µm range for the idler and the average idler power did not exceed 2.5 mW. Here we report broadly tunable operation, from 4.7 to 8.7 µm, of an OPO based on LiInSe2, achieving maximum idler pulse energy of 282 µJ at ~6.5 µm, at a repetition rate of 100 Hz (~28 mW of average power).

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2009
Published: July 21, 2009

Citation
Georgi Marchev, Aleksey Tyazhev, Vitaliy Vedenyapin, Dmitri Kolker, Alexander Yelisseyev, Sergei Lobanov, Ludmila Isaenko, Jean-Jacques Zondy, and Valentin Petrov, "Nd:YAG pumped nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on LiInSe2 with tunability extending from 4.7 to 8.7 μm," Opt. Express 17, 13441-13446 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-13441


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