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)