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Broadly tunable noncollinear optical parametric oscillator with periodically poled KTiOPO4
Author(s): Vladas Pasiskevicius; Jonas A. Hellstrom; Shunhua Wang; Jens A. Tellefsen; Fredrik Laurell; Valerijus Smilgevicius; Algis Stabinis; Algis S. Piskarskas
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Paper Abstract

Here we report on a noncollinear optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in periodically poled KTiOPO4. The noncollinear OPO cavity consisted of a 10 mm-long periodically poled KTiOPO4 crystal placed between two flat mirrors and pumped at 532nm by a frequency doubled Q- switched Nd:YAG. The OPO threshold for the collinear configuration was reached at the pump pulse energy of 10 (mu) J and increased monotonically when increasing the noncollinear interaction angle. The efficiency of the OPO with PPKTP reached 50 percent in the collinear configuration and about 40 percent in the noncollinear configuration. The noncollinear OPO generated two signal-idler pairs. Only one of the waves in each pair was resonated in the OPO cavity, while the complementary waves were generated at different angels as required by momentum conservation. The OPO could be tuned over a range of about 290 nm around 1064 nm wavelength by adjusting the cavity angle and the PPKTP temperature. Narrowing of the OPO spectrum was observed for small noncollinear interaction angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379927
Show Author Affiliations
Vladas Pasiskevicius, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Jonas A. Hellstrom, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Shunhua Wang, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Jens A. Tellefsen, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Fredrik Laurell, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Valerijus Smilgevicius, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Algis Stabinis, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Algis S. Piskarskas, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)

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

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