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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1997
  • pp: 75–77

Continuous-wave, singly resonant, intracavity parametric oscillator

F. G. Colville, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 75-77 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000075


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Abstract

Performance characteristics of a continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillator are described by use of an experimental arrangement comprising a KTP singly resonant oscillator located within a Ti:sapphire laser cavity and analyzed by use of a steady-state model. Internal and external powers, circulating fields, tuning ranges, spectral bandwidths, and amplitude-stability levels are measured and discussed. The nonresonant idler tunes from 2.53 to 2.87 µm, delivers a maximum output power of ≈0.4W and displays long-term amplitude-stable operation. The total downconverted power approaches the optimum power coupled out of the Ti:sapphire laser in the absence of frequency conversion.

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F. G. Colville, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, "Continuous-wave, singly resonant, intracavity parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 22, 75-77 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-2-75


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