OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 484–486

Thermo-optical effect and saturation of nonlinear absorption induced by gray tracking in a 532-nm-pumped KTP optical parametric oscillator

Benoît Boulanger, Jean-Philippe Fève, and Yannick Guillien  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 484-486 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000484


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (110 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present experiments that show that gray tracking modifies the parametric gain and the generated wavelengths of a KTP optical parametric oscillator pumped at 532 nm near degeneracy. These perturbations occur over a limited range of pump intensity. We propose a satisfactory model that takes into account photochromic damage, the thermo-optical effect, and the combined processes of creation and saturation of a two-photon absorber at 532 nm. The temperature dependence of Sellmeier equations of KTP is also established at 20–200 °C.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Citation
Benoît Boulanger, Jean-Philippe Fève, and Yannick Guillien, "Thermo-optical effect and saturation of nonlinear absorption induced by gray tracking in a 532-nm-pumped KTP optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 25, 484-486 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-7-484


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. B. Boulanger, I. Rousseau, J. P. Fève, M. Maglione, B. Ménaert, and G. Marnier, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 281 (1999).
  2. K. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1137 (1991).
  3. C. A. Ebbers and S. P. Velsko, Proc. SPIE 2700, 227 (1996).
  4. W. Wiechmann, S. Kubota, T. Fukui, and H. Masuda, Opt. Lett. 18, 1208 (1993).
  5. R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
  6. L. Tarassov, ed., Physique des Processus dans les Générateurs de Rayonnement Optique Cohérent (Mir, Moscow, 1985), pp. 309–310.
  7. R. DeSalvo, M. Sheik-Bahae, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, Opt. Lett. 18, 194 (1993).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited