Optimization of the resonant wave output coupling of a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator using an intracavity plate

David Paboeuf, Oussama Mhibik, Fabien Bretenaker, Cyril Drag

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Abstract

We present a technique allowing us to optimize the output coupling of the resonant wave of a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO). By inserting a silica plate inside the cavity and tilting it around the Brewster angle, the output coupling of the SRO can be easily varied. This technique combines in principle the advantage of an efficient output coupling together with the possibility of controlling the frequency of the resonant wave of the SRO. We use this plate inside a 532-nm-pumped SRO to extract 1.6 Wat 1.2 µm with a pump depletion of 80 %. We also show the
possibility of determining the intracavity loss of the OPO, which is a useful parameter regarding its optimization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • photonics
  • optics
  • resonant wave
  • optical parametric oscillator
  • intracavity plate

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