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532-nm pumped PPLT OPOs at 1 and 33 kHz
Author(s): Jason Farmer; Scott R. Karlsen; Jonathan F. Seamans; Robert G. Batchko; Jan-Peter Meyn
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Paper Abstract

We describe the wavelength tunability and conversion efficiency of 532-nm pulse pumped optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) using periodically pulsed lithium tantalate (PPLT). The OPOs reported here used PPLT crystal lengths of 1,2 and 4 cm with signal wavelengths between 660 and 950 nm. These OPO's were pumped with a pump pulse energy of 100 (mu) J at 1 kHz yielding internal slope efficiencies of almost 90 percent and pump depletions of over 70 percent. Average power scaling experiments were also performed with a pump pulse energy of 66 (mu) J at 33 kHz yielding internal slope efficiencies of 50 percent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379912
Show Author Affiliations
Jason Farmer, Aculight Corp. (United States)
Scott R. Karlsen, Aculight Corp. (United States)
Jonathan F. Seamans, Aculight Corp. (United States)
Robert G. Batchko, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Jan-Peter Meyn, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3928:
Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications
Jeffrey W. Pierce, Editor(s)

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