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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5662–5666

Hybridly-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator

I. Breunig, J. Kiessling, B. Knabe, R. Sowade, and K. Buse  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5662-5666 (2008)

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We present the first to our knowledge continuous-wave singlyresonant optical parametric oscillator (SROPO) generating tunable signal and idler waves with less than 100 mW single-frequency pump power. This low threshold is achieved by an additional intracavity gain medium that is pumped incoherently. The idler power with respect to the single-frequency pump power shows a bistable behavior which depends strongly on the pumping of the additional amplifier. Furthermore, we demonstrate that such a setup allows a SROPO to be completely diode pumped.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

I. Breunig, J. Kiessling, B. Knabe, R. Sowade, and K. Buse, "Hybridly-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 16, 5662-5666 (2008)

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