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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 743–745

Tm:YLF laser-pumped periodically poled MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystal optical parametric oscillators

Lin Xu, Shuaiyi Zhang, and Weibiao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 743-745 (2012)

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At room temperature, highly efficient, doubly resonant periodically poled MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystal optical parametric oscillators (OPO) pumped at 1.9 μm have been realized for the first time to our knowledge. A 2.9 W, 2 kHz acousto-optic Q-switched homemade Tm:YLF laser served as a pump source. A 900 mW mid-infrared emission generated from an OPO is illustrated. The overall mid-infrared generation conversion efficiency reached 31%, whereas the slope efficiency was up to 70%.

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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
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: February 15, 2012

Lin Xu, Shuaiyi Zhang, and Weibiao Chen, "Tm:YLF laser-pumped periodically poled MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3 crystal optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 37, 743-745 (2012)

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