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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — Aug. 30, 1999
  • pp: 114–119

Self-injection-locking of a CW-OPO by intracavity frequency-doubling the idler wave

D.-H. Lee, M. E. Klein, J.-P. Meyn, P. Groß, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 114-119 (1999)

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We report on the observation of self-injection-locking of the signal wave of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with the intracavity frequency doubled idler wave. The two-mirror OPO is based on a periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) crystal and pumped with a grating stabilized, continuous-wave (CW) single-frequency diode master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) system. Simultaneous quasi-phase-matching (QPM) of OPO and second harmonic generation (SHG) is provided in the same crystal which carries two different domain gratings. The beat of the signal wave and the frequency-doubled idler wave is suppressed within a 500-kHz wide frequency range centered around zero as expected for self-injection- locking. The measurements prove the feasibility of optically phase-stabilized by-three-division of an optical frequency with CW-OPOs using cascaded nonlinearities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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Original Manuscript: August 4, 1999
Published: August 30, 1999

Dong-Hoon Lee, Marvin Klein, Jan-Peter Meyn, P. Grob, Richard Wallenstein, and Klaus Boller, "Self-injection-locking of a CW-OPO by intracavity frequency-doubling the idler wave," Opt. Express 5, 114-119 (1999)

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