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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 555–557

Compact, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO 4in a Nd:YVO 4laser

A. Carleton, D. J. M. Stothard, I. D. Lindsay, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and M. H. Dunn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 555-557 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000555


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Abstract

We describe a compact all-solid-state continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4. The SRO is pumped at 1.064 µm by a Nd:YVO4laser, which is itself pumped by a 3-W diode laser. Using the intracavity technique produced an oscillation threshold for the SRO of only 1.6 W (diode-laser power). For 3 W of diode pump power some 65 mW was obtained in the (nonresonant) idler (wavelength 3.52µm). Temperature tuning over the range 10–100 °C resulted in tuning ranges of 1.52–1.54 and 3.41–3.54µm for the signal and the idler waves, respectively. Importantly, relaxation oscillations were absent.

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

Citation
A. Carleton, D. J. M. Stothard, I. D. Lindsay, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and M. H. Dunn, "Compact, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO 4in a Nd:YVO 4laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 555-557 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-555

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