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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 265–267

Bidirectional, synchronously pumped, ring optical parametric oscillator

Xianmei Meng, Jean-Claude Diels, Dietrich Kuehlke, Robert Batchko, and Robert Byer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 265-267 (2001)

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We report the operation of a bidirectional femtosecond pulsed ring optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate, pumped alternately with nonsimultaneous pulses from a Ti:sapphire mode-locked laser. A beat note between the two counterpropagating beams attests to a gyro response without dead band. The sensitivity of the device to differential phase changes is demonstrated by measurement of the nonlinear index of lithium niobate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Xianmei Meng, Jean-Claude Diels, Dietrich Kuehlke, Robert Batchko, and Robert Byer, "Bidirectional, synchronously pumped, ring optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 26, 265-267 (2001)

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