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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18523–18528

Dual-frequency picosecond optical parametric generator pumped by a Nd-doped vanadate bounce laser

M. Koichi, K. Miyamoto, S. Ujita, T. Saito, H. Ito, and T. Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18523-18528 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018523


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Abstract

Dual-frequency MHz-repetition 1.5-μm optical parametric generation is demonstrated from a tandem system pumped by a picosecond Nd:YVO4 bounce laser. An average power of 1.0 W is obtained over the range 1571–1630 nm, corresponding to an optical-optical conversion efficiency and slope efficiency of 16% and 23%, respectively. Terahertz-wave with a frequency of 3.2 THz is also generated from the system in combination with an organic nonlinear DAST crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2011
Published: September 7, 2011

Citation
M. Koichi, K. Miyamoto, S. Ujita, T. Saito, H. Ito, and T. Omatsu, "Dual-frequency picosecond optical parametric generator pumped by a Nd-doped vanadate bounce laser," Opt. Express 19, 18523-18528 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-19-18523


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