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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 17582–17589

Mode spectrum of multi-longitudinal mode pumped near-degenerate OPOs with volume Bragg grating output couplers

Markus Henriksson, Lars Sjöqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 17582-17589 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.017582


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Abstract

Spectral requirements for the first stage OPO used to pump a tandem ZGP mid-infrared OPO are theoretically investigated. Based on these requirements we demonstrate a singly-resonant type-I OPO including periodically poled KTiOPO4 and volume-Bragg gratings as output couplers. Singly resonant oscillation is demonstrated very close to degeneracy, where signal and idler spectra are not well separated. Investigations of the longitudinal mode spectrum and the idler spectrum with high resolution using a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer show the essential role played by the phase correlations of the multi-longitudinal mode Q-switched pump laser in formation of the nonresonant idler spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2009
Published: September 16, 2009

Citation
Markus Henriksson, Lars Sjöqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Mode spectrum of multi-longitudinal mode pumped near-degenerate OPOs with volume Bragg grating output couplers," Opt. Express 17, 17582-17589 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-17582


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