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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2003
  • pp: 134–140

Continuous-wave, pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator based on periodically-poled RbTiOAsO4

I. D. Lindsay, D. J. M. Stothard, C. F. Rae, and M. H. Dunn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 134-140 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000134


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Abstract

The operation of a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically-poled RbTiOAsO4 (PPRTA) and using a pump-enhanced cavity configuration is described. The OPO was pumped by a single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser and temperature tuning ranges of 1.525–1.583µm and 3.245–3.520µm were achieved at the signal and idler, respectively. The external threshold was 250mW and up to 87mW of idler was generated. Fine-tuning behavior of the OPO and material quality of the PPRTA were investigated. We believe this to be the first reported example of an externally-pumped cw OPO based on PPRTA.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2003
Published: February 3, 2003

Citation
I. Lindsay, D. Stothard, C. Rae, and M. Dunn, "Continuous-wave, pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator based on periodically-poled RbTiOAsO4," Opt. Express 11, 134-140 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-2-134


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