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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23666–23675

Tunable 2-μm optical vortex parametric oscillator

Taximaiti Yusufu, Yu Tokizane, Masaki Yamada, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23666-23675 (2012)

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We generated tunable 2-μm optical vortex pulses with a topological charge of 1 or 2 in the wavelength range 1.953–2.158 μm by realizing anisotropic transfer of the topological charge from the pump beam to the signal output in a vortex-pumped half-symmetric optical parametric oscillator. A maximum vortex output energy of 2.1 mJ was obtained at a pump energy of 22.8 mJ, which corresponds to a slope efficiency of 15%. The topological charges of the signal and idler output were investigated using a shearing interferometric technique employing a low-spatial-frequency transmission grating.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Taximaiti Yusufu, Yu Tokizane, Masaki Yamada, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu, "Tunable 2-μm optical vortex parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 20, 23666-23675 (2012)

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