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Highly efficient H-β Fraunhofer line optical parametric oscillator pumped by a single-frequency 355 nm laser
Jian Ma1;2, Tingting Lu1, Xiaolei Zhu1, Xiuhua Ma1, Shiguang Li1, Tianhua Zhou1, and Weibiao Chen1
1 Key Laboratory of Space Laser Communication and Detection Technology, [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Shanghai 201 800, China
2 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(08): pp.081901

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.081901
Topic:Nonlinear optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 190.4970  190.2620  140.3538  140.7300  

Abstract
A highly efficient laser system output at the H-β Fraunhofer line of 486.1 nm has been demonstrated. A high pulse energy single-frequency hybrid 1064 nm master oscillator power amplifier was frequency-tripled to achieve 355 nm laser pulses, which acted as the pump source of the beta barium borate nanosecond pulse optical parametric oscillator. With pump energy of 190 mJ, the laser system generated a maximum output of 62 mJ blue laser pulses at 486.1 nm, corresponding to conversion efficiency of 32.6%. The laser spectrum width was measured to be around 0.1 nm, being in conformity with the spectrum width of the solar Fraunhofer line.

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Received:2018/4/9
Accepted:2018/6/13
Posted online:2018/7/27

Get Citation: Jian Ma, Tingting Lu, Xiaolei Zhu, Xiuhua Ma, Shiguang Li, Tianhua Zhou, and Weibiao Chen, "Highly efficient H-β Fraunhofer line optical parametric oscillator pumped by a single-frequency 355 nm laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(08), 081901(2018)

Note: This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC1400902), the National Key Scientific Instrument and Equipment Development Project (No. 2013YQ120343), the Scientific Innovation Fund of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. CXJJ-16S014), and the Development Program of China (No. 2014AA093301).



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