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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1013–1015

All-solid-state, tunable, single-frequency source of yellow light for high-resolution spectroscopy

T. Petelski, R. S. Conroy, K. Bencheikh, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 1013-1015 (2001)

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We demonstrate a cw doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator that is frequency doubled in an external resonant cavity to the visible spectral range. We obtained single-frequency radiation in the range 565–590 nm with as much as 3.8 mW of power, which is continuously tunable over an 18-GHz range and step tunable over 160 GHz. The source is well suited for high-resolution spectroscopy in the visible region. As a demonstration, we performed persistent hyperfine spectral hole-burning spectroscopy of Eu3+: Y2SiO5 . Reliable operation of the source permitted studies of the hole's lifetime over several hours.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

T. Petelski, R. S. Conroy, K. Bencheikh, J. Mlynek, and S. Schiller, "All-solid-state, tunable, single-frequency source of yellow light for high-resolution spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 26, 1013-1015 (2001)

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