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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 8041–8046

Continuous-wave mid-infrared intra-cavity singly resonant PPLN-OPO under 880 nm in-band pumping

Quan Sheng, Xin Ding, Chunpeng Shi, Sujia Yin, Bin Li, Ce Shang, Xuanyi Yu, Wuqi Wen, and Jianquan Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 8041-8046 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008041


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Abstract

We report herein a continuous-wave mid-infrared intra-cavity singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (ICSRO) which is the first example of ICSRO that utilize in-band pumped Nd-doped vanadate laser as pump source. A 1064 nm Nd:YVO4 laser in-band pumped by 880 nm LD and a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal are employed as the parent pump laser and the nonlinear medium, respectively. The idler output wavelength tuning range is 3.66-4.22 µm. A maximum output power of 1.54 W at 3.66 µm is obtained at absorbed pump power of 21.9 W, with corresponding optical efficiency being 7.0%. The control experiment of ICSRO under 808 nm traditional pumping is also carried out. The results show that in-band pumped ICSRO has better performance in terms of threshold, power scaling, efficiency and power stability than ICSRO traditionally pumped at 808 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2012
Published: March 22, 2012

Citation
Quan Sheng, Xin Ding, Chunpeng Shi, Sujia Yin, Bin Li, Ce Shang, Xuanyi Yu, Wuqi Wen, and Jianquan Yao, "Continuous-wave mid-infrared intra-cavity singly resonant PPLN-OPO under 880 nm in-band pumping," Opt. Express 20, 8041-8046 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-8041


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