标题：Idler-resonant intracavity KTA-based OPO pumped by a dual-loss modulated-Q-switched-laser with AOM and Cr4+:YAG
作者：Qiao, Junpeng ;Zhao, Shengzhi ;Yang, Kejian ;Zhao, Jia ;Li, Guiqiu ;Li, Dechun ;Li, Tao ;Qiao, Wenchao
作者机构：[Qiao, Junpeng ;Zhao, Shengzhi ;Yang, Kejian ;Zhao, Jia ;Li, Guiqiu ;Li, Dechun ;Li, Tao ;Qiao, Wenchao ] School of Information Science and Engineerin 更多
来源：Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
摘要：An idler-resonant KTiOAsO4(KTA)-based intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) pumped by a dual-loss-modulated Q-switched laser with an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber (Cr4+:YAG-SA) has been presented. By utilizing a type-II non-critically phase-matched KTA crystal, signal wave at 1535 nm and idler wave at 3467 nm have been generated. Under an incident pump power of 18.3 W, maximum output powers of 615 mW for signal wave and 228 mW for idler wave were obtained at an AOM modulation rate of 10 kHz, corresponding to a whole optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 4.6%. The shortest pulse widths of signal and idler wave were measured to be 898 ps and 2.9 ns, corresponding to the highest peak powers of 68.4 and 7.9 kW, respectively. In comparison with IOPO pumped by a singly Q-switched laser with an AOM, the IOPO pumped by a doubly Q-switched laser (DIOPO) with an AOM and a Cr4+:YAG-SA can generate signal wave and idler wave with shorter pulse width and higher peak power. By considering the spatial Gaussian distribution of intracavity photon density, a set of coupled rate equations for the idler-resonant DIOPO were built for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The simulation results agreed well with the experimental results.
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