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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5912–5918

Stimulated Raman scattering in an optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3

T-H. My, O. Robin, O. Mhibik, C. Drag, and F. Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5912-5918 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005912


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Abstract

The evolution of the spectrum of a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on an MgO-doped periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal is observed when the pump power is varied. The onset of cascade Raman lasing due to stimulated Raman scattering in the nonlinear crystal is analyzed. Spurious frequency doubling and sum-frequency generation phenomena are observed and understood. A strong reduction of the intracavity Raman scattering is obtained by a careful adjustment of the cavity losses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2009
Published: March 27, 2009

Citation
T-H. My, O. Robin, O. Mhibik, C. Drag, and F. Bretenaker, "Stimulated Raman scattering in an optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3," Opt. Express 17, 5912-5918 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5912


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