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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3507–3509

Tunable, pulsed multiline intracavity optical parametric oscillator using two-dimensional MgO: periodically poled lithium niobate–aperiodically poled lithium niobate

Y. H. Chen, W. K. Chang, H. P. Chung, B. Z. Liu, C. H. Tseng, and J. W. Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3507-3509 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003507


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Abstract

We report a tunable, pulsed multiline intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) realized in an Nd:YVO4 laser using a two-dimensionally domain engineered MgO:LiNbO3 as simultaneously an electro-optic Bragg Q switch and a multichannel optical parametric downconverter. The MgO:LiNbO3 was periodically and aperiodically poled along the crystallographic y and x axes, respectively, to simultaneously satisfy the phase-matching conditions required by the two quasi-phase-matching devices. When Q switched by 1 kHz, 300 V pulses, three signal lines at 1518, 1526, and 1534 nm were simultaneously generated, each with a peak power of 1kW from the IOPO at 8.3 W diode power at 50°C. Spectral tuning of the three-line IOPO with temperature was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2013
Published: September 4, 2013

Citation
Y. H. Chen, W. K. Chang, H. P. Chung, B. Z. Liu, C. H. Tseng, and J. W. Chang, "Tunable, pulsed multiline intracavity optical parametric oscillator using two-dimensional MgO: periodically poled lithium niobate–aperiodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 38, 3507-3509 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-18-3507

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