10 November 2003 Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572-nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched Nd:YAG slab laser
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Proceedings Volume 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.515857
Event: XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 2002, Wroclow, Poland
Abstract
The peak power of 0.65 MW and energy of 1.9 mJ at 1572 nm-wavelength was demonstrated in a singly resonant diode pumped intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO). The energy of 4.3 mJ in fundamental mode at 1064 nm-wavelength with 15 ns-pulse duration in passively Q-switched regime was achieved in the arranged for IOPO Nd:YAG slab laser pumped by 300 W quasi-cw diode array. The KTP crystal, size of 20×5×5 mm3, 'x-cut’ for non-critically phase-matched parametric generation at the signal wavelength of 1572 nm was used in experiments. In optimized, with respect to single pulse energy, IOPO cavity with output coupler of 50% transmission at signal wavelength the five-fold shortening of signal pulse duration with respect to 1064 nm pump radiation was observed. The twice-higher level of signal peak power of 650 kW, compared to pump laser at 1064 nm in the same cavity without OPO, was achieved. The conversion efficiency of 44% with respect to 1064 nm pump beam and 3.8% with respect to diode pump energy was demonstrated.
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Waldemar Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, J. Kwiatkowski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Skorczakowski, "Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1572-nm wavelength pumped by passively Q-switched Nd:YAG slab laser", Proc. SPIE 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515857; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.515857
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