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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1989
  • pp: 66–68

Monolithic MgO:LiNbO3 doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a frequency-doubled diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser

W. J. Kozlovsky, C. D. Nabors, R. C. Eckardt, and R. L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 66-68 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000066


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Abstract

We have demonstrated a monolithic MgO:LiNbO3 doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using an all-solid-state pump. The pump laser was a single-axial-mode monolithic Nd:YAG nonplanar ring oscillator whose diode-laser pump was modulated at 325 kHz to produce relaxation oscillation spikes to higher peak powers at 1.06 μm that were frequency doubled in a resonant cavity to 532 nm. Pump depletions for the OPO of greater than 60% were observed when pumping six times above the calculated 40-mW threshold. The OPO output was temperature tuned from 1.01 to 1.13 μm, producing single-axial-mode output over much of the range. By changing the voltage applied across the OPO, the output wavelength was scanned as much as 11 nm in 310 V.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 1988
Published: January 1, 1989

Citation
W. J. Kozlovsky, C. D. Nabors, R. C. Eckardt, and R. L. Byer, "Monolithic MgO:LiNbO3 doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a frequency-doubled diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 66-68 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-1-66

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