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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1775–1777

Generation of coherent optical radiation by electronic means: the electro-optical parametric oscillator

A. Wolf and H. R. Telle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 22, pp. 1775-1777 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001775


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Abstract

We describe a novel external light control element that is capable of stabilizing both the amplitude and the frequency of an optical input field. A demanding application of this electro-optical parametric oscillator, conversion of incoherent inputs into coherent, phase-trackable outputs with small residual intensity modulation, is reported. Estimations show that commercially available light-emitting diodes have the potential to act as pump sources, although the incoherent optical input field used in these initial experiments was prepared by filtering of the coherent emission of a laser diode.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

Citation
A. Wolf and H. R. Telle, "Generation of coherent optical radiation by electronic means: the electro-optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 23, 1775-1777 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-22-1775


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