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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1281–1283

Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator

Angus Henderson and Ryan Stafford  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1281-1283 (2007)

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We have confirmed that single-frequency oscillation of a continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator is limited to operation below a critical value of the pumping ratio, as predicted by early theoretical treatments. We also report different regimes of spectral broadening as well as stimulated Raman conversion of the signal wave above this critical pump level. We show that spectral broadening may be eliminated by implementing output coupling of the signal wave and demonstrate 8.6 W of total signal and idler output with single-frequency spectra at both wavelengths for 14.5 W of pump power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Angus Henderson and Ryan Stafford, "Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 32, 1281-1283 (2007)

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