OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1652–1654

Narrow-linewidth optical parametric oscillator with an intracavity laser gain element

I. Paiss, S. Festig, and R. Lavi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1652-1654 (1996)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (266 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A demonstration of an optical parametric oscillator and a high-gain laser element operating simultaneously in a common cavity is presented. In such a cavity the signal photons are amplified both in the gain medium and in the nonlinear crystal, whereas the idler photons are generated only in the crystal. The high gain in the laser element reduces the pump threshold for the parametric oscillations. This combined configuration is an efficient, compact design that permits the construction of a tunable source with low pump threshold and narrow linewidth, attained by a wavelength-selective element in the cavity.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 19, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

I. Paiss, S. Festig, and R. Lavi, "Narrow-linewidth optical parametric oscillator with an intracavity laser gain element," Opt. Lett. 21, 1652-1654 (1996)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. S. E. Harris, Proc. IEEE 57, 2096 (1969). [CrossRef]
  2. H. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Kachi, R. J. Lane, L. K. Cheng, Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992). [CrossRef]
  3. J. E. Bjorkholm, H. G. Danielmeyer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 171 (1969). [CrossRef]
  4. J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991). [CrossRef]
  5. J. G. Haub, R. M. Hentchel, M. J. Jonson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2128 (1995). [CrossRef]
  6. R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993). [CrossRef]
  7. L. A. W. Gloster, I. T. McKinnie, Z. X. Jiang, T. A. King, J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, W. Hogervorst, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2117 (1995). [CrossRef]
  8. R. Lavi, A. Englander, R. Lallouz, Opt. Lett. 21, 800 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited