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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5526–5532

Noncollinear double-ring optical parametric oscillators with periodically poled KTiOPO4

Mikael Tiihonen, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5526-5532 (2004)

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A pulsed self-seeded double-ring optical parametric oscillator realized with periodically poled KTiOPO4 is demonstrated. When pumped from two opposite directions, the cavity supported two automatically aligned, independent, counter-propagating parametric wave pairs whose wavelength could be continuously tuned by varying a single degree of freedom. The tuning range from 1189 nm to 1267 nm has been achieved for the resonant idler waves. The parametric rings could be cross-seeded by using a feedback arrangement. Here, Fourier-domain filtering was utilized to spectrally manipulate the output spectrum of the seeded ring oscillator. Parametric ring oscillator efficiencies of 46 % were achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: September 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Mikael Tiihonen, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Noncollinear double-ring optical parametric oscillators with periodically poled KTiOPO4," Opt. Express 12, 5526-5532 (2004)

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