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Demonstration of a high power 1.5344 um output Nd:YAG pumped OPO
Author(s): Michael D. Wojcik; Robert J. Foltynowicz
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Paper Abstract

A high output power, eye-safe, lidar transmitter based on a KTA optical parametric oscillator (OPO) was demonstrated. The OPO was based on a two crystal, doubly resonant, non-critically phase-matched, KTA ring cavity. An injection seeded, 7ns, 30Hz, flashlamp-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was used to pump the OPO. The OPO converted the 1064nm pump beam into a 1533nm signal wave and 3475nm idler wave. In addition to demonstrating a high power OPO system, we investigated the effects of seeding the pump laser on the OPO's conversion efficiency, oscillation threshold, maximum signal power, and beam quality. The power conversion efficiency between the signal and the injection seeded pump was 22% with an oscillation threshold of 104MW/cm2 (500mJ) and a maximum signal power of 6.44W (215mJ). The power conversion efficiency between the signal and the unseeded pump was 24% with an oscillation threshold of 77MW/cm2 (367mJ) and a maximum signal power of >7W (243mJ). When the pump laser was seeded, the full angle divergence improved by nearly a factor of five.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7917, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X, 79171Y (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881704
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Michael D. Wojcik, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Robert J. Foltynowicz, Utah State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7917:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications X
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Editor(s)

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