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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1998
  • pp: 436–438

Bichromatic frequency conversion in potassium niobate

A. Hohla, V. Vuletic, T. W. Hänsch, and C. Zimmermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 436-438 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000436


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Abstract

Two frequency components of an IR laser beam near 980 nm are simultaneously coupled into two adjacent longitudinal modes of a passive ring resonator. A potassium niobate crystal inside the resonator converts the circulating IR light into coherent blue radiation. The total conversion efficiency is enhanced by a factor of 1.4 compared with that of conventional single-mode intracavity second-harmonic generation with the same circulating total power, and we obtain a total output power of 560 mW from 780-mW IR light incident upon the cavity. The spectra of the generated blue radiation and the circulating IR light contain a number of equidistant frequency components that are due to consecutive sum- and difference-frequency mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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A. Hohla, V. Vuletic, T. W. Hänsch, and C. Zimmermann, "Bichromatic frequency conversion in potassium niobate," Opt. Lett. 23, 436-438 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-6-436


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