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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20171–20178

High-pulse-energy, linear optical parametric oscillator with narrow and symmetrical far field

Øystein Farsund and Gunnar Rustad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20171-20178 (2013)

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A new method to obtain a narrow and symmetrical far field from a high-pulse-energy optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with a linear resonator has been tested. The OPO employs two identical nonlinear crystals that are cut for type II phase matching, rotated such that their walk-off planes are orthogonal, and separated by a broadband half-wave plate. The OPO has a simple geometry, can be double-pass pumped, is wavelength tunable and operates stably with high conversion efficiency. The method has been demonstrated in a KTP-based OPO pumped at 1064 nm and a BBO-based OPO pumped at 532 nm, with output pulse energies up to 60 mJ and 75 mJ, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2013
Published: August 20, 2013

Øystein Farsund and Gunnar Rustad, "High-pulse-energy, linear optical parametric oscillator with narrow and symmetrical far field," Opt. Express 21, 20171-20178 (2013)

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