OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2288–2290

Electro-optic control of a PPLN-unpoled Li Nb O 3 boundary for low-voltage Q switching of an intracavity frequency-doubled Nd 3 + : Y V O 4 laser

A. J. Torregrosa, H. Maestre, C. R. Fernández-Pousa, J. A. Pereda, and J. Capmany  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2288-2290 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002288


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (289 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present a simple technique to integrate an electro-optic Q switch in a periodically poled bulk lithium niobate crystal bounded by two unpoled (monodomain) regions. The technique exploits the high sensitivity to low applied electric fields of the total internal reflection condition in the periodic poled–unpoled boundary for the small grazing incidence angles associated with the diffraction of a focused Gaussian beam that propagates in the periodically poled region with its axis parallel to the boundary. When the arrangement is placed intracavity to a 1064 nm diode-pumped Nd 3 + : Y V O 4 laser, it performs simultaneously as a Q switch and as a second-harmonic generator, with Q switching starting at applied voltages as low as 1 V over a 500 μ m thickness and with no additional optical elements.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2009
Published: July 21, 2009

Citation
A. J. Torregrosa, H. Maestre, C. R. Fernández-Pousa, J. A. Pereda, and J. Capmany, "Electro-optic control of a PPLN-unpoled LiNbO3 boundary for low-voltage Q switching of an intracavity frequency-doubled Nd3+:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 2288-2290 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2288


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Y Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and H. J. Shaw, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 140 (1986). [CrossRef]
  2. Y. H. Chen and Y. C. Huang, Opt. Lett. 28, 1460 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. Y. H. Chen, Y. C. Huang, Y. Y. Lin, and Y. F. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. B80, 889 (2005).
  4. S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, Y. Y. Lin, Y. C. Huang, A. C. Chiang, and Y. H. Chen, Opt. Express 15, 17093 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. Y. Y. Lin, S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, A. C. Chiang, Y. C. Huang, and Y. H. Chen, Opt. Lett. 32, 545 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. Y. H. Chen, Y. C. Chang, C. H. Lin, and T. Y. Chung, Opt. Express 16, 2048 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, 1999).
  8. M. Müller, E. Soergel, K. Buse, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, J. Appl. Phys. 97, 044102 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. A. J. Boyland, S. Mailis, J. M. Hendricks, P. G. R. Smith, and R. W. Eason, Opt. Commun. 197, 193 (2001). [CrossRef]
  10. W. P. Risk, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1412 (1988). [CrossRef]
  11. G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited