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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17500–17505

Efficiency-enhanced optical parametric down conversion for mid-infrared generation on a tandem periodically poled MgO-doped stoichiometric lithium tantalate chip

Y. H. Liu, Z. D. Xie, W. Ling, Y. Yuan, X. J. Lv, J. Lu, X. P. Hu, G. Zhao, and S. N. Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17500-17505 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017500


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Abstract

We report an efficiency-enhanced mid-infrared generation via optical parametric down conversion. A tandem periodically-poled MgO-doped stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal is used to realize on-chip generation and amplification of mid-infrared radiation inside an optical parametric oscillator cavity. We achieved 21.2% conversion efficiency (24% slope efficiency), which is among the highest efficiencies for the pump-to-mid-infrared conversion, with 1064 nm Nd class laser pump. The maximum average output power at 3.87 μ m reached 635 mW with a 3.0 W pump.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2011
Published: August 22, 2011

Citation
Y. H. Liu, Z. D. Xie, W. Ling, Y. Yuan, X. J. Lv, J. Lu, X. P. Hu, G. Zhao, and S. N. Zhu, "Efficiency-enhanced optical parametric down conversion for mid-infrared generation on a tandem periodically poled MgO-doped stoichiometric lithium tantalate chip," Opt. Express 19, 17500-17505 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17500


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