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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2897–2899

High-efficiency mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on PPMgO:CLN

Yuefeng Peng, Weimin Wang, Xingbin Wei, and Deming Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2897-2899 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002897


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Abstract

The experimental results of a high-efficiency mid-IR laser are presented on a quasi-phase-matched single-resonated optical parametric oscillator in PPMgO:CLN pumped by a 1064 nm laser of an elliptical beam. The pump source was an acousto-optical Q-switched cw-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser. The beam polarization matched the e–ee interaction in PPMgO:CLN. When the crystal was operated at 110°C and the pump power was 104 W with a repetition rate of 7 kHz, average output powers of 16.7 W at 3.84 μm and 46 W at 1.47 μm were obtained. The slope efficiency of the 3.84 μm laser with respect to the pump laser was 19.1%. The M 2 factors of the 3.84 μm laser were 2.03 and 5.89 in the parellel and perpendicular directions, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2009
Published: September 17, 2009

Citation
Yuefeng Peng, Weimin Wang, Xingbin Wei, and Deming Li, "High-efficiency mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on PPMgO:CLN," Opt. Lett. 34, 2897-2899 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-19-2897


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