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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27953–27958

Continuous-wave intra-cavity singly resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave output coupling

Quan Sheng, Xin Ding, Ce Shang, Bin Li, Chen Fan, Haiyong Zhang, Xuanyi Yu, Wuqi Wen, Yila Ma, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27953-27958 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027953


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Abstract

We report herein the enhancement in both power and efficiency performance of a continuous-wave intra-cavity singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (ICSRO) by introducing finite resonant wave output coupling. While coupling out the resonant wave to useful output, the output coupling increases the SRO threshold properly thus suppresses the back-conversion under high pump power. Therefore, the down-conversion efficiency is maintained under high pump without having to raise the threshold by defocusing. With a T = 9.6% signal wave output coupler used, the SRO threshold is 2.46 W and the down-conversion efficiency is 72.9% under the maximum pump power of 21.4 W. 1.43 W idler power at 3.66 μm and 5.03 W signal power at 1.5 μm are obtained, corresponding to a total extraction efficiency of 30.2%. The resonant wave out coupling significantly levels up the upper limit for the power range where the ICSRO exhibits high efficiency, without impeding its advantage of low threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2012
Published: November 30, 2012

Citation
Quan Sheng, Xin Ding, Ce Shang, Bin Li, Chen Fan, Haiyong Zhang, Xuanyi Yu, Wuqi Wen, Yila Ma, and Jianquan Yao, "Continuous-wave intra-cavity singly resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave output coupling," Opt. Express 20, 27953-27958 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-25-27953


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