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High-peak-power intracavity OPO transmitter at 1572 nm
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Paper Abstract

The efficient, eye-safe, high repetition rate, intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) inside acousto-optic Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser end pumped by 15-W fiber coupled diode was demonstrated. The pumping Q-switched laser gives 3-W average output power at 1064-nm wavelength and 40-kHz repetition rate. The additional separating mirror, 'x-cut' KTP crystal and the output coupler, highly reflective at 1064-nm and partially transparent at 1572-nm wavelength, form flat-flat IOPO resonator of 35-mm length. We have achieved 3-ns duration pulses for 20-mm long KTP and 4-ns duration pulses for 30-mm KTP length, respectively. Above 10-kW peak power pulses with the average power of 1.5 W at the signal wavelength for 40 kHz repetition rate were demonstrated. Due to intracavity gain guiding effect, diffraction limited signal beam was achieved. Conversion efficiency of 50% with respect to Q-switched output at 1064-nm wavelength and 11% with respect to diode pump power were achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6216, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II, 62160T (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664390
Show Author Affiliations
Waldemar Żendzian, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan K. Jabczyński, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Kwiatkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6216:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II
Gary L. Wood; Mark A. Dubinskii, Editor(s)

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