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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3149–3151

52 mJ narrow-bandwidth degenerated optical parametric system with a large-aperture periodically poled Mg O : Li Nb O 3 device

J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3149-3151 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003149


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Abstract

We have demonstrated efficient, high-energy, narrow-spectral-bandwidth 2.128 μ m pulse generation by use of periodically poled Mg O : Li Nb O 3 devices with a 36 mm length and a 5 mm × 5 mm large aperture. A free-running degenerated optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped with a Q-switched 1.064 μ m Nd:YAG laser exhibits a high slope efficiency of 75% and an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 70% with a broad spectral bandwidth ( > 100 nm ) . In a configuration with a spectrally narrowed master oscillator followed by a power amplifier, we have achieved an output pulse energy of 52 mJ with a spectral bandwidth of less than 2 nm at the degeneracy point. The total optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of the system reached 50%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

Citation
J. Saikawa, M. Fujii, H. Ishizuki, and T. Taira, "52 mJ narrow-bandwidth degenerated optical parametric system with a large-aperture periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device," Opt. Lett. 31, 3149-3151 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-21-3149


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