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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, pp. 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.

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Published date: 1996


Local EPrints ID: 78344
ISSN: 0003-6951
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Author: V. Pruneri
Author: S.D. Butterworth
Author: D.C. Hanna

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