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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2460–2462

LiInSe2 nanosecond optical parametric oscillator

Jean-Jacques Zondy, Vitaliy Vedenyapin, Alexander Yelisseyev, Sergei Lobanov, Ludmila Isaenko, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2460-2462 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002460


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Abstract

Optical parametric oscillation using the new lithium selenoindate nonlinear crystal is reported for what is to our knowledge the first time. A 17 mm long, type II phase-matched sample is pumped by a 10 ns Nd:YAG laser. The minimum pump energy threshold is 3 mJ for a signal-resonant configuration. The signal and idler waves are tunable between 1.47 and 1.57 µm, and 3.3 and 3.78 µm, with a total output energy of 170 µJ corresponding to a 2.4% energy conversion at 8 mJ pump, only limited by the AR coatings damage. With optimized crystal quality and coatings, lithium selenoindate should show superior performance as compared with AgGaS(e)2 crystals, owing to its 4× larger thermal conductivity.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Jean-Jacques Zondy, Vitaliy Vedenyapin, Alexander Yelisseyev, Sergei Lobanov, Ludmila Isaenko, and Valentin Petrov, "LiInSe2 nanosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 30, 2460-2462 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-18-2460

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