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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1234–1239

110GHz rapid, continuous tuning from an optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber-amplified DBR diode laser

I. D. Lindsay, B. Adhimoolam, P. Groß, M. E. Klein, and K. -J. Boller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1234-1239 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001234


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Abstract

A singly-resonant continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (cw-OPO) pumped by a fiber-amplified diode laser is described. Tuning of the pump source allowed the OPO output to be tuned continuously, without mode-hops, over 110 GHz in 29 ms. Discontinuous pump tuning over 20 nm in the region of 3.4 µm was also obtained. The rapid and continuous idler tuning was demonstrated by the measurement of a methane absorption spectrum. We believe this to be the first example of a singly-resonant OPO pumped by a fiber-amplified diode laser and the mode-hop free tuning range to be the highest reported for a cw-OPO.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2005
Published: February 21, 2005

Citation
I. Lindsay, B. Adhimoolam, P. Groß, M. Klein, and K. Boller, "110GHz rapid, continuous tuning from an optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber-amplified DBR diode laser," Opt. Express 13, 1234-1239 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-4-1234


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