We report smooth and continuous tuning of the single-frequency output from a continuous-wave, doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on potassium titanyl phosphate. The device is configured as a single cavity and is pumped by the second harmonic of a diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. By simultaneously controlling the cavity length of the OPO and the frequency of the pump laser, we could scan the output frequency of the OPO over a range of 4.5 GHz.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 27, 1995
Published: May 1, 1995
A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, and M. H. Dunn, "Continuous frequency tuning of a cw optical parametric oscillator through tuning of its pump source," Opt. Lett. 20, 1029-1031 (1995)