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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 920–922

Rapidly tunable continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser

M. E. Klein, P. Gross, K.-J. Boller, M. Auerbach, P. Wessels, and C. Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 920-922 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000920


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Abstract

We report on rapid, all-electronically controlled wavelength tuning of a continuous-wave (cw) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by an ytterbium fiber laser. The OPO is singly resonant for the signal wave and consists of a 40-mm-long periodically poled lithium niobate crystal in a four-mirror ring cavity. By tuning of the fiber-laser wavelength over 33 nm through an intracavity acousto-optic tunable filter, the OPO idler wavelength is tuned from 3160 to 3500 nm in 330μs, corresponding to an idler frequency-tuning speed of 28 THz/ms. At a fiber-laser power of 6.6 W at 1074 nm, the singly resonant OPO generates 1.13-W cw idler radiation at 3200 nm.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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M. E. Klein, P. Gross, K.-J. Boller, M. Auerbach, P. Wessels, and C. Fallnich, "Rapidly tunable continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 920-922 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-11-920

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