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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3909–3911

Mode-locked, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator

Kavita Devi, S. Chaitanya Kumar, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3909-3911 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003909


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Abstract

We report an actively mode-locked continuous-wave (cw) optical parametric oscillator in singly resonant oscillator (SRO) configuration, generating stable 230 ps pulses at 80 MHz repetition rate. The idler-resonant cw SRO, configured in standing-wave cavity, is based on MgO:sPPLT as the nonlinear gain material and pumped at 532 nm. Mode-locking is achieved by direct deployment of an intracavity phase modulator close to one of the SRO cavity end mirrors. The effects of modulation depth and modulation frequency on mode-locked pulse duration and repetition rate are investigated for both idler and signal pulses. Mode-locking is further confirmed by enhancement of single-pass second-harmonic generation of SRO output in the crystal of β - BaB 2 O 4 .

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2012
Published: September 14, 2012

Citation
Kavita Devi, S. Chaitanya Kumar, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Mode-locked, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 3909-3911 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3909


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