Continuous-wave mode-locked singly resonant optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a laser- diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser


McCarthy, M.J. and Hanna, D.C. (1992) Continuous-wave mode-locked singly resonant optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a laser- diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. Optics Letters, 17, (6), 402-404. (doi:10.1364/OL.17.000402).

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We describe a continuous-wave synchronously pumped, singly resonant, KTP optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The pump source is a frequency-doubled additive-pulse mode-locked Nd:YLF laser pumped by a laser diode. An average pump power threshold of 61 mW is observed for the OPO. At ~3.7 times threshold, the pump depletion is 79%, and the oscillator converts 16% of the pump into external signal output in bandwidth-limited picosecond pulses with 42 mW of average power. The OP0 has been tuned over the range of 1.002-1.096 µm.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.17.000402
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78537
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78537

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