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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 807–815

Theoretical and experimental studies on output characteristics of an intracavity KTA OPO

Fen Bai, Qingpu Wang, Zhaojun Liu, Xingyu Zhang, Xuebin Wan, Weixia Lan, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, and Youxuan Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 807-815 (2012)

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An acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YVO4/KTiOAsO4 (KTA) intracavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is efficiently realized in singly resonated scheme. With an end-pumping diode power of 25.9 W, output signal (1535 nm) power of 3.77 W and idler power (3467 nm) of 1.18 W are obtained at a pulse repetition rate of 50 kHz. A rate-equation model is set up to simulate the output power and time characteristics of both signal and idler waves. And both the numerical and experimental results show that the idler pulse width is shorter than the signal one in a singly resonant OPO.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2011
Published: January 3, 2012

Fen Bai, Qingpu Wang, Zhaojun Liu, Xingyu Zhang, Xuebin Wan, Weixia Lan, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, and Youxuan Sun, "Theoretical and experimental studies on output characteristics of an intracavity KTA OPO," Opt. Express 20, 807-815 (2012)

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