Optical parametric oscillator within 2.4–4.3 μm pumped with a nanosecond Nd:YAG Laser

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An optical parametric oscillator has been designed on the basis of MgO:PPLN periodic structure. A compact nanosecond Nd:YAG laser has been used as a pump source at 1.053 μm. The pump pulse length is 5–7 ns at a maximum pulse energy of 300 μJ and a frequency of 1000–5000 Hz. The oscillation threshold is 22 μJ at 3 μm and 48 μJ at 4.3 μm. The maximum conversion efficiency from incident pump power to the idler output is 3.9%.

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Original Russian Text © D.B. Kolker, R.V. Pustovalova, M.K. Starikova, A.I. Karapuzikov, A.A. Karapuzikov, O.M. Kuznetsov, Yu.V. Kistenev, 2012, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Kolker, D.B., Pustovalova, R.V., Starikova, M.K. et al. Optical parametric oscillator within 2.4–4.3 μm pumped with a nanosecond Nd:YAG Laser. Atmos Ocean Opt 25, 77–81 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856012010071

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Keywords

  • Optical Parametric Oscillator
  • Incident Pump Power
  • Idler Wavelength
  • PPLN Crystal
  • Maximum Conversion Efficiency