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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 489–491

High-average-power mid-infrared ZnGeP 2 optical parametric oscillator with a wavelength-dependent polarization rotator

P. B. Phua, B. S. Tan, R. F. Wu, K. S. Lai, Lindy Chia, and Ernest Lau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 489-491 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000489


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Abstract

A wavelength-dependent polarization rotator is used to transform the orthogonal polarizations of the signal and idler of a near-degenerate type II KTP optical parametric oscillator (OPO) into a common polarization state. This common polarization allows a single ZnGeP 2 OPO to fully utilize the 2 μ m signal and idler KTP OPO outputs in a mid-IR conversion. The simple design of the wavelength-dependent polarization rotator yields a compact source that simultaneously generates four mid-IR wavelengths collinearly with a total mid-IR average power of 5.5 W at a > 15 kHz pulse repetition rate.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2005

Citation
P. B. Phua, B. S. Tan, R. F. Wu, K. S. Lai, Lindy Chia, and Ernest Lau, "High-average-power mid-infrared ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator with a wavelength-dependent polarization rotator," Opt. Lett. 31, 489-491 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-489

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