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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 43–45

Multiband generation of mid infrared by use of periodically poled lithium niobate

Ti Chuang and Ralph Burnham  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 43-45 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000043


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Abstract

We report the generation of simultaneous multiband mid-infrared laser output by use of periodically polled lithium niobate pumped by the 1.54-µm output from a KTP optical parametric oscillator. The multiband source is capable of producing three mid-infrared wavelengths ranging from 2.5 to 4µm . In initial experiments we obtained output powers of 542 mW near 2.5µm and 453 mW near 4µm , with power conversion efficiencies of 30% and 25%, respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of this kind in the literature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Ti Chuang and Ralph Burnham, "Multiband generation of mid infrared by use of periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 23, 43-45 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-1-43


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