Single-crystal sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillator
Köprülü, Kahraman G.
Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 1997
457 - 458
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A sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillator (OPO), where a single crystal is employed for both parametric oscillation and sum frequency generation, is presented. The OPO is based on a KTiOPO4 crystal that is pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser operating at a wavelength of 828 nm. The two-step conversion is efficient, since both nonlinear conversion processes are phase matched in the same crystal.
KeywordsOptical frequency conversion
Optical parametric oscillators (OPO)
Sum frequency generation (SFG)