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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11182–11191

Tunable, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator with more than 1W output power in the orange visible spectrum

Simon Mieth, Angus Henderson, and Thomas Halfmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11182-11191 (2014)

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We report on the implementation of an all-solid-state optical parametric oscillator (OPO) laser system, pumped by a fiber laser, and extended by intra-cavity sum frequency generation (SFG) to provide tunable radiation with output powers well beyond 1 W in the visible regime between 605 and 616 nm. We use periodically poled sections for quasi phase-matched OPO and SFG processes, implemented on a single MgO:PPLN crystal. A Pound-Drever-Hall frequency stabilization reduces the laser linewidth to the range of 100 kHz (FWHM), determined by measurements of spectral hole burning in a rare-earth ion doped crystal as well as analysis of side-of-fringe transmission in a low finesse Fabry-Perot resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2014
Published: May 1, 2014

Simon Mieth, Angus Henderson, and Thomas Halfmann, "Tunable, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator with more than 1W output power in the orange visible spectrum," Opt. Express 22, 11182-11191 (2014)

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