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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1779–1781

Continuous-wave tunable light source at 1.6 μm by difference-frequency mixing in CsTiOAsO4

B. Lai, N. C. Wong, and L. K. Cheng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 1779-1781 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001779


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Abstract

We report the generation of tunable cw radiation at 1.6 μm by difference-frequency mixing in a type II phase-matched 90°-cut CsTiOAsO4 crystal, using a Kr-ion laser at 531 nm and a tunable Ti:sapphire laser as the input light sources. The output was tunable from 1.57 to 1.65 μm with a single-pass output power of 1 μW. We used doubly resonant external-cavity enhancement to generate 100 μW of output power by placing the crystal inside an optical cavity that was resonant at the frequencies of the input Ti:sapphire laser and the 1.6-μm output light.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995

Citation
B. Lai, L. K. Cheng, and N. C. Wong, "Continuous-wave tunable light source at 1.6 μm by difference-frequency mixing in CsTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 20, 1779-1781 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-17-1779

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