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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2560–2563

Generation of 6.6-µm optical parametric oscillation with periodically poled LiNbO3

Manabu Sato, Takaaki Hatanaka, Shunsuke Izumi, Tetsuo Taniuchi, and Hiromasa Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2560-2563 (1999)

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Greater than 6-µm-oscillation was demonstrated by means of optical parametric oscillation with periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN). The interaction length and thickness were 40 mm and 500 µm. The pump source used was a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a pulse duration of 120 ns and a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The tuning ranges of the idler waves were 6.57–6.56, 6.22–6.12, and 6.06–5.94 µm for PPLN wafers of 20-, 21.3-, and 22-µm periods, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Original Manuscript: September 14, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 1998
Published: April 20, 1999

Manabu Sato, Takaaki Hatanaka, Shunsuke Izumi, Tetsuo Taniuchi, and Hiromasa Ito, "Generation of 6.6-µm optical parametric oscillation with periodically poled LiNbO3," Appl. Opt. 38, 2560-2563 (1999)

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