Low-threshold picosecond optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched lithium niobate


Pruneri, V., Butterworth, S.D. and Hanna, D.C. (1996) Low-threshold picosecond optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched lithium niobate. Applied Physics Letters, 69, 1029-1031. (doi:10.1063/1.118166).

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We report a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator in periodically poled lithium niobate. synchronously pumped by the second harmonic of an amplified 10 µs pulse train from a continuous wave mode-locked Nd:YLF laser. Pulses of ~2 ps duration have been generated over the tuning range from 883 to 1285 nm with a typical threshold of 200 mW average power within the 10 µs envelope. The M^2 beam quality factor for the generated signal was ~1.1, indicating absence of any significant photorefractive damage.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78344
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78344

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