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Low-threshold midinfrared optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled KTiOPO4
Author(s): Vladas Pasiskevicius; Ingo Freitag; Hakan Karlsson; Jonas A. Hellstrom; Fredrik Laurell
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Paper Abstract

In this work we demonstrate low-threshold oscillation in the mid-IR spectral region with periodically poled KTiOPO4 (PPKTP) pumped at 1064 nm by a single-frequency Nd:YAG laser. THe compact pump laser had a diode-pumped passively Q-switched monolithic ring cavity configuration and could generate up to 70 (mu) J, 2 ns pulses. With two PPKTP crystals having ferroelectric domain inversion periods of 37.8 micrometers , the temperature tuning bands for the signal of 1720-1750 nm and 1850-1920 nm have been obtained. The lowest oscillation threshold of 8.3 (mu) J was obtained in a cavity using two mirrors reflecting 99 percent at the signal and the idler wavelengths. The maximum OPO output power of 6 mW and the pump depletion of 39 percent was achieved by driving cavity close to stability limit for the idler field. The output power was substantially increases to 36 mW by using output mirror with 90 percent reflectivity only in the signal band and optimizing pump focusing conditions. The external OPO efficiency in this case reached 21 percent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379896
Show Author Affiliations
Vladas Pasiskevicius, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Ingo Freitag, InnoLight GmbH (Germany)
Hakan Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Jonas A. Hellstrom, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Fredrik Laurell, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

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

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