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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7702–7707

Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator tuned by a diffraction grating

Markku Vainio, Mikael Siltanen, Jari Peltola, and Lauri Halonen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7702-7707 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007702


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Abstract

A new continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator is described. It is capable of stable, widely tunable single-frequency output in the mid-infrared region. A magnesium oxide doped periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal provides the parametric amplification. The signal beam is in resonance with a 4-mirror linear cavity, where a diffraction grating in the Littrow configuration replaces one end mirror. The output frequency is tunable by rotating the grating. No additional components are needed inside the resonator.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2009
Published: April 24, 2009

Citation
Markku Vainio, Mikael Siltanen, Jari Peltola, and Lauri Halonen, "Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator tuned by a diffraction grating," Opt. Express 17, 7702-7707 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7702


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