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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2682–2684

Efficient all-solid-state mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on resonantly pumped 1.645 μm Er:YAG laser

Mingjian Wang, Liang Zhu, Weibiao Chen, and Dianyuan Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2682-2684 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002682


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Abstract

We first report an all-solid-state tunable mid-infrared singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on a 1532 nm laser diode resonantly pumped, Q-switched 1.645 μm Er:YAG laser. An MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate was used as the nonlinear material. At the pulse repetition frequency of 2 KHz, a maximum overall average output power of 0.95 W with pump power of 2.8 W was achieved, corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 34% and a slope efficiency of 38%. The temperature tuning was performed giving signal and idler ranges of 2.67 to 2.71 μm and 4.18 to 4.31 μm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Citation
Mingjian Wang, Liang Zhu, Weibiao Chen, and Dianyuan Fan, "Efficient all-solid-state mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on resonantly pumped 1.645 μm Er:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 2682-2684 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2682


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