Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2

Aleksey Tyazhev, Vitaly Vedenyapin, Georgi Marchev, Ludmila Isaenko, Dmitri Kolker, Sergei Lobanov, Valentin Petrov, Alexander Yelisseyev, Marina Starikova, Jean Jacques Zondy

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Abstract

We demonstrate optical parametric oscillators based on the wide band-gap (3.76 eV) LiGaS2 (LGS), pumped by 100-Hz/8-ns and 1-kHz/1-ns laser sources at 1064 nm. Notwithstanding the modest second order nonlinearity of this material singly resonant operation was possible due to the high optical damage resistivity of LGS. Idler pulses near 5.46 μm were generated with an energy of 134 μJ and duration of 5.4 ns in the first case and energy of 1.1 μJ and sub-nanosecond duration in the second case. We present also optical surface damage measurements at 1064 nm using 14-ns pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1615
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • LiBC ternary chalcogenides
  • Mid-IR nonlinear optical crystals
  • Optical damage resistivity
  • Optical parametric oscillation

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Science(all)

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Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2. / Tyazhev, Aleksey; Vedenyapin, Vitaly; Marchev, Georgi; Isaenko, Ludmila; Kolker, Dmitri; Lobanov, Sergei; Petrov, Valentin; Yelisseyev, Alexander; Starikova, Marina; Zondy, Jean Jacques.

In: Optical Materials, Vol. 35, No. 8, 06.2013, p. 1612-1615.

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Tyazhev, A, Vedenyapin, V, Marchev, G, Isaenko, L, Kolker, D, Lobanov, S, Petrov, V, Yelisseyev, A, Starikova, M & Zondy, JJ 2013, 'Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2', Optical Materials, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 1612-1615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2013.03.016
Tyazhev, Aleksey ; Vedenyapin, Vitaly ; Marchev, Georgi ; Isaenko, Ludmila ; Kolker, Dmitri ; Lobanov, Sergei ; Petrov, Valentin ; Yelisseyev, Alexander ; Starikova, Marina ; Zondy, Jean Jacques. / Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2. In: Optical Materials. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 8. pp. 1612-1615.
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