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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1364–1366

High-efficiency near-degenerate PPMgLN optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating

Guangyuan He, Jing Guo, Zhongxing Jiao, and Biao Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1364-1366 (2012)

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We demonstrate a high-efficiency near-degenerate periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 (PPMgLN) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using a volume Bragg grating (VBG) output coupler (OC) pumped by a multilongitudinal Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser at 20 kHz repetition rate. A total parametric power of 4.3 W with a conversion efficiency of 60% is achieved in a double-pass pump configuration. The output power improvement over the case of a single-pass pump is nearly 60%. Both the signal and the idler bandwidths are less than 40 GHz and are confined within 170 GHz bandwidth at 2128.8 nm. Such efficiency is, to our knowledge, the highest ever achieved from a degenerate OPO using a VBG OC.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2012
Published: April 11, 2012

Guangyuan He, Jing Guo, Zhongxing Jiao, and Biao Wang, "High-efficiency near-degenerate PPMgLN optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 37, 1364-1366 (2012)

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