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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 9079–9089

A new view on the temperature insensitivity of intracavity SHG configuration

Haitao Huang and Jingliang He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9079-9089 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009079


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Abstract

Experimental results indicate that there is a distinct difference between the temperature tuning curves obtained with intracavity second harmonic generation (Intra-SHG) and extracavity SHG (Extra-SHG) configuration. By introducing the nonlinear SHG loss with the phase mismatch taken into consideration, the rate equations are established to describe the Intra-SHG laser performance. As for the widely used SHG crystal, KTP and LBO, theoretically calculated variation trends of the temperature insensitivity are in agreement with that obtained experimentally. The corresponding explanations have also been given in this paper. Our results may provide a new view on the temperature insensitivity of Intra-SHG configuration. The method employed in our study can be extended to other nonlinear crystals and intracavity nonlinear frequency conversions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: April 3, 2012

Citation
Haitao Huang and Jingliang He, "A new view on the temperature insensitivity of intracavity SHG configuration," Opt. Express 20, 9079-9089 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-9079


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