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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2918–2920

High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture

Hideki Ishizuki and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2918-2920 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002918


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Abstract

Fabrication of a 5 mm thick periodically poled MgO-doped LiNbO3 device with a 32.1 μm period for mid-infrared generation was demonstrated. The periodic structure was evaluated by measurement of second-harmonic generation with the d31 coefficient. Optical parametric oscillation using this device with an uncoated 5 mm×5 mm aperture and a 36 mm effective length realized a high-energy output of 77 mJ for both signal (wavelength 1.83 μm) and idler (2.54 μm) waves with a 72% slope efficiency at 110 mJ pumping of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a 12 ns pulse duration.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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Hideki Ishizuki and Takunori Taira, "High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture," Opt. Lett. 30, 2918-2920 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-21-2918


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