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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2146–2148

Polarization-mixing optical parametric oscillator

Gal Kalmani, Ady Arie, Pinhas Blau, Shaul Pearl, and Arlee V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 16, pp. 2146-2148 (2005)

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We report the experimental realization of a new type of optical parametric oscillator in which oscillation is achieved by polarization rotation in a linear retarder, followed by nonlinear polarization mixing. The mixing is performed by a type II degenerate parametric downconversion in a periodically poled KTP crystal pumped by a 1064 nm pulsed Nd:YAG pump. A single, linearly polarized beam, precisely at the degenerate wavelength is generated. The output spectrum has a narrow linewidth (below the instrumentation bandwidth of 1 nm) and is highly stable with respect to variations in the crystal temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Gal Kalmani, Ady Arie, Pinhas Blau, Shaul Pearl, and Arlee V. Smith, "Polarization-mixing optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 30, 2146-2148 (2005)

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