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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11141–11146

Singly resonant cw OPO with simple wavelength tuning

Markku Vainio, Jari Peltola, Stefan Persijn, Frans J. M. Harren, and Lauri Halonen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11141-11146 (2008)

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A singly resonant continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (cw OPO) is described. The OPO contains no intracavity etalon, which makes its wavelength tuning simple and straightforward, including only temperature tuning of the nonlinear crystal and wavelength tuning of the pump laser. The OPO provides watt-level output in the mid-infrared region and operates reliably without mode hops for several hours.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2008
Published: July 10, 2008

Markku Vainio, Jari Peltola, Stefan Persijn, Frans J. M. Harren, and Lauri Halonen, "Singly resonant cw OPO with simple wavelength tuning," Opt. Express 16, 11141-11146 (2008)

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