28 January 2005 Power scaling analyses of optical parametric amplifier
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Abstract
Thermally induced rupture of a nonlinear crystal is the primary limiting factor to the attainment of High average power (HAP) in an optical parametric amplifier (OPA). In this paper, HAP scaling behavior in an OPA is addressed in detail by combining thermally induced phase mismatching with thermally induced rupture. Expressions for thermally induced stress are derived and analyzed that can give directions for a HAP-OPA design. When an OPA generates the maximum average output power, the dependence of flaw size on thermo optical material parameters of nonlinear crystals is obtained that is very useful for surface processing, material selecting, properties improving of a nonlinear crystal and new HAP nonlinear crystals developing.
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Qinjun Peng, Qinjun Peng, Xiaodong Yang, Xiaodong Yang, Xuejun Wang, Xuejun Wang, Aicong Geng, Aicong Geng, Aiyun Yao, Aiyun Yao, Yong Bi, Yong Bi, Zuyan Xu, Zuyan Xu, } "Power scaling analyses of optical parametric amplifier", Proc. SPIE 5646, Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Applications, (28 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.568390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.568390
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