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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1995
  • pp: 380–382

Bandwidth studies of an injection-seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 380-382 (1995)

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Spectral and temporal properties of a scanning injection-seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator pumped by the third harmonic of a 10-Hz Nd:YAG laser have been studied. The seed source was a cw diode laser with a wavelength of 830 nm tunable over a range of 50 GHz. We measured the bandwidth of the seeded optical parameter oscillator, using a two-photon resonance in barium and a Fabry–Perot étalon, to be approximately 400 MHz for pump power levels more than two times above threshold. This is ~2 times the Fourier-transform-limited bandwidth. At lower pump powers the bandwidth was smaller.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 7, 1994
Published: February 15, 1995

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. Hogervorst, W. E. van der Veer, and J. W. Gerritsen, "Bandwidth studies of an injection-seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 20, 380-382 (1995)

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