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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 37–42

Continuous-wave 532 nm pumped MgO:PPLN optical parametric oscillator with external power regulation and spatial mode filtering

Dong-Hoon Lee, Seung Kwan Kim, Seung-Nam Park, Hee Su Park, Jae Yong Lee, and Sang-Kyung Choi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 37-42 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000037


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Abstract

We report a continuous-wave (CW) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a MgO-doped periodically poled Li Nb O 3 (MgO:PPLN) crystal. The 532 nm pump generates coherent radiation that is tunable from 800 to 920 nm for the signal and from 1250 to 1580 nm for the idler, respectively. The OPO output power exhibits a slowly varying instability that we attribute to a thermal effect induced by the pump. This instability is truncated by means of a low-pass servo that includes a single-mode fiber that filters the beam into a single spatial mode. The resulting output characteristics are promising for radiometric applications in the near infrared including most fiber-optic communication bands.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

Citation
Dong-Hoon Lee, Seung Kwan Kim, Seung-Nam Park, Hee Su Park, Jae Yong Lee, and Sang-Kyung Choi, "Continuous-wave 532 nm pumped MgO:PPLN optical parametric oscillator with external power regulation and spatial mode filtering," Appl. Opt. 48, 37-42 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-1-37


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