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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1134–1136

Efficient, single-axial-mode operation of a monolithic MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1134-1136 (1989)

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A monolithic doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) fabricated from MgO:LiNbO3 was pumped by a cw, frequency-doubled, diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser. The threshold for cw operation was 12 mW, and pump depletions of up to 78% were observed two times above threshold. The total OPO output power was 8.15 mW, with a conversion efficiency for the incident pump of 34% and combined conversion efficiency for the 1064-nm laser light of 14%. The OPO was temperature tuned from 1007 to 1129 nm, operated on a single-axial-mode pair over most of the range, and could be electric field tuned by as much as 38 nm near degeneracy.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 27, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

C. D. Nabors, R. C. Eckardt, W. J. Kozlovsky, and R. L. Byer, "Efficient, single-axial-mode operation of a monolithic MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 14, 1134-1136 (1989)

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