OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2001
  • pp: 352–354

Optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO<sub>4</sub> seeded by an Er–Yb:glass microchip laser

J. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 352-354 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000352


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (139 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier based on periodically poled KTiOPO<sub>4</sub> was used to generate 3-ns pulses at 1.544 μm . The device was pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, and the signal output-pulse energy reached 71 μJ ; the maximum gain was 66 dB. The seed source was an Er–Yb:glass microchip laser. A theoretical fit to experimental data gave an effective nonlinear coefficient of 9.7 pm/V , close to the highest values reported for periodically poled KTiOPO<sub>4</sub> . Furthermore, the broad parametric gain observed could be used for broadband pulse amplification.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Citation
J. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, "Optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO<sub>4</sub> seeded by an Er–Yb:glass microchip laser," Opt. Lett. 26, 352-354 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-6-352

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited