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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2996–2998

High-energy, narrow-bandwidth periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO 3 optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating

Jiro Saikawa, Masaaki Fujii, Hideki Ishizuki, and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 2996-2998 (2007)

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We have demonstrated a simple, high-energy, narrow spectral bandwidth optical parametric oscillator (OPO) by use of a large aperture periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO 3 device with a volume Bragg grating (VBG). A free-running degenerate OPO pumped by a Q-switched 1.064 μ m Nd:YAG laser exhibits maximum output pulse energy of 110 mJ with high slope efficiency of 75% around room temperature. Broad spectral bandwidth ( Δ λ 100 nm ) around the degeneracy wavelength was suppressed by using a VBG as an output coupler. Up to 61 mJ of the output pulse energy with narrowed spectral bandwidth of less than 1.4 nm was obtained at the degeneracy wavelength of 2.128 μ m .

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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

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2007
Published: October 9, 2007

Jiro Saikawa, Masaaki Fujii, Hideki Ishizuki, and Takunori Taira, "High-energy, narrow-bandwidth periodically poled Mg-doped LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 32, 2996-2998 (2007)

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