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Continuous-wave mode-locked singly resonant optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a laser- diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser

M.J.McCarthy, D.C.Hanna

Abstract

We describe a continuous-wave synchronously pumped, singly resonant, KTP optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The pump source is a frequency-doubled additive-pulse mode-locked Nd:YLF laser pumped by a laser diode. An average pump power threshold of 61 mW is observed for the OPO. At ~3.7 times threshold, the pump depletion is 79%, and the oscillator converts 16% of the pump into external signal output in bandwidth-limited picosecond pulses with 42 mW of average power. The OP0 has been tuned over the range of 1.002-1.096 μm.


Optics Letters (1992) Vol.17(6) pp.402-404

doi: 10.1364/OL.17.000402

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