Low threshold and high conversion efficiency nanosecond mid-infrared KTA OPO

Kai Zhong, Jian Song Li, Hai Xia Cui, Deng Gang Xu, Yu Ye Wang, Rui Zhou, Jing Li Wang, Peng Wang, Jian Quan Yao

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Abstract

Based on a Type II non-critically phase-matched KTA crystal, a low-threshold and high conversion efficiency mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser is demonstrated. The OPO threshold is only 0.825 W. The maximum output power of 435mW at 3.47 μm is achieved with the repetition rate of 30 kHz, corresponding to an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 4.4%. The photon conversion efficiency is as high as about 64%. The pulse width is 3.5 ns with a peak power of 4kW for the maximum output power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124213
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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