Chin. Phys. Lett.  2018, Vol. 35 Issue (5): 054205    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/35/5/054205
Widely Tunable Middle Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by the Q-Switched Ho:GdVO$_{4}$ Laser
Xiao-Ming Duan1**, Cheng Chen1, Yu Ding2, Bao-Quan Yao1, Yue-Zhu Wang1
1National Key Laboratory of Tunable Laser Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001
2Science and Technology on Electro-Optical Information Security Control Laboratory, Tianjin 300308
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Xiao-Ming Duan, Cheng Chen, Yu Ding et al  2018 Chin. Phys. Lett. 35 054205
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Abstract We demonstrate a middle infrared ZnGeP$_{2}$ optical parametric oscillator pumped by the Q-switched Ho:GdVO$_{4}$ laser. When the incident Ho pump power is 4.12 W, the maximum average output power of the ZGP-OPO laser is 2.05 W, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 74.6%. The ZGP-OPO laser produces 4.2 ns mid-infrared pulses at a pulse repetition rate of 5 kHz. In addition, we obtain 0.8 μm of tunable range for the signal wave and 2.1 μm of tunable range for the idler wave.
Received: 12 March 2018      Published: 30 April 2018
PACS:  42.55.Rz (Doped-insulator lasers and other solid state lasers)  
  42.60.Gd (Q-switching)  
  42.72.Ai (Infrared sources)  
Fund: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No 51572053.
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