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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20002–20010

Half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation
by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3

Hideki Ishizuki and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20002-20010 (2012)

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We present a next generation of large-aperture periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO3 (PPMgLN) device with 10-mm thickness. Efficient optical parametric oscillation with 540 mJ output energy at 709 mJ pumping by 1.064 µm laser in 10 nanoseconds operation could be demonstrated using the 10-mm-thick PPMgLN with an inversion period of 32.2 µm at total conversion efficiency > 76%. We also confirmed that degradation effect of conversion-efficiency distribution by wedged-inversion structures, which is inevitable in current poling condition of the large-aperture PPMgLN, can be ignored in high-intensity operation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2012
Published: August 16, 2012

Hideki Ishizuki and Takunori Taira, "Half-joule output optical-parametric oscillation by using 10-mm-thick periodically poled Mg-doped congruent LiNbO3," Opt. Express 20, 20002-20010 (2012)

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