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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2001
  • pp: 6049–6055

Broadly Tunable, Mode-Hop-Tuned cw Optical Parametric Oscillator Based on Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate

Scott E. Bisson, Karla M. Armstrong, Thomas J. Kulp, and Matthew Hartings  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 33, pp. 6049-6055 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.006049


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Abstract

We describe a broadly tunable, cw optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled lithium niobate. The OPO can be tuned over a broad region in the mid IR (2900–3100 cm<sup>−1</sup>) covering the important C–H stretch region while a high spectral resolution (<0.1 cm<sup>−1</sup>) is maintained. The OPO is the light source for a field-portable photoacoustic spectrometer for gas-phase monitoring of volatile organic compounds.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

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Scott E. Bisson, Karla M. Armstrong, Thomas J. Kulp, and Matthew Hartings, "Broadly Tunable, Mode-Hop-Tuned cw Optical Parametric Oscillator Based on Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate," Appl. Opt. 40, 6049-6055 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-33-6049


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