13 January 2017 Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator pumped by an amplified random fiber laser
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Proceedings Volume 10254, XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications 2016; 1025408 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256494
Event: XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications, 2016, Gmunden, Austria
Abstract
Recently, the concept of random fiber lasers has attracted a great deal of attention for its feature to generate incoherent light without a traditional laser resonator, which is free of mode competition and insure the stationary narrow-band continuous modeless spectrum. In this Letter, we reported the first, to the best of our knowledge, optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by an amplified 1070 nm random fiber laser (RFL), in order to generate stationary mid-infrared (mid-IR) laser. The experiment realized a watt-level laser output in the mid-IR range and operated relatively stable. The use of the RFL seed source allowed us to take advantage of its respective stable time-domain characteristics. The beam profile, spectrum and time-domain properties of the signal light were measured to analyze the process of frequency down-conversion process under this new pumping condition. The results suggested that the near-infrared (near-IR) signal light ‘inherited’ good beam performances from the pump light. Those would be benefit for further develop about optical parametric process based on different pumping circumstances.
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Yaping Shang, Meili Shen, Peng Wang, Xiao Li, Xiaojun Xu, "Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator pumped by an amplified random fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 10254, XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications 2016, 1025408 (13 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256494; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256494
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