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Single-mode optical parametric oscillator
Author(s): Friedrich Huisken; M. Kaloudis; Yu. L. Chuzavkov; Vyacheslav A. Maslov; Yu. N. Polivanov; V. V. Smirnov
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Paper Abstract

A tunable KTP optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operating on a single longitudinal mode of its resonator is described. Single mode operation has been achieved by using an intracavity Fabry-Perot etalon in a short-length OPO resonator. The crystal is pumped by the second harmonic of a 10 Hz, Q-switched, injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser. the tuning range observed with a crystal cut at 60 degrees is 0.75 - 0.87 micrometer for the signal beam and 1.83 - 1.37 micrometer for the idler beam. The linewidth of the OPO is 200 MHz (0.0066 cm-1), which is very close to the Fourier limit. The total output energy (signal plus idler) was measured to be up to 0.6 mJ per pulse at a pump energy of 10 mJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2800, Nonlinear Optical Interactions and Wave Dynamics, (20 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240505
Show Author Affiliations
Friedrich Huisken, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stromungsforschung (Germany)
M. Kaloudis, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stromungsforschung (Germany)
Yu. L. Chuzavkov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vyacheslav A. Maslov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Yu. N. Polivanov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. V. Smirnov, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2800:
Nonlinear Optical Interactions and Wave Dynamics
Nikolai I. Koroteev; Vladimir A. Makarov; Konstantin N. Drabovich, Editor(s)

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