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Red source based on a PPLN OPO with intracavity SFG pumped by a cw mode-locked laser
Author(s): Donna J. Howland; James Victor Kayser; Lawrence E. Myers
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we describe a red OPO device that is synchronously pumped by a mode-locked laser. The pump source is a diode pumped mode-locked Nd:YAG laser. The motivation for this approach is that the high peak power of the mode- locked pulses allows the use of shorter PPLN crystals that reduces the impact of refractive index perturbations. We expect that eh mode-locked implementation will not exhibit the power instabilities that limited the previous continuous-wave version, while the high repetition rate of the mode-locked format will be comparable to true cw in most applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379919
Show Author Affiliations
Donna J. Howland, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
James Victor Kayser, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Lawrence E. Myers, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)

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

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