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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 14087–14092

Pump-tunable continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator from 2.5 to 4.4 µm

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

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 14087-14092 (2010)

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We report a continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a widely tunable titanium-doped sapphire ring laser. It produces up to 0.8 W of mid-infrared power. The wavelength can be tuned in a few seconds from 2.5 to 3.5 µm or from 3.4 to 4.4 µm and scanned up to 40 GHz without mode-hops by only changing the pump beam wavelength. Spectroscopic capability is demonstrated by measuring parts of the photoacoustic absorption spectrum of NH3 near 3196 cm−1.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2010
Published: June 15, 2010

Mikael Siltanen, Markku Vainio, and Lauri Halonen, "Pump-tunable continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator from 2.5 to 4.4 µm," Opt. Express 18, 14087-14092 (2010)

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