Continuous-wave self-pumped optical parametric oscillator based on Yb[sup 3+]-doped bulk periodically poled LiNbO[sub 3] (MgO)

Capmany, J.; Callejo, D.; Bermu´dez, V.; Die´guez, E.; Artigas, D.; Torner, L.
July 2001
Applied Physics Letters;7/16/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 3
Academic Journal
We present experimental evidence of continuous-wave self-pumped parametric oscillation in Yb[sup 3+]-doped periodically poled lithium niobate co-doped with MgO. A single bulk crystal of periodically poled lithium niobate containing Yb[sup 3+] laser-active ions performs as a singly resonant parametric oscillator generating a signal wave at 1360 nm. The optical parametric oscillator is intracavity pumped by the laser emission at 1063 nm produced by the Yb[sup 3+] ions in the crystal. The whole system is end pumped at 980 nm. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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