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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2735–2737

GaAs optical parametric oscillator with circularly polarized and depolarized pump

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. F. Bliss, and D. Weyburne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2735-2737 (2007)

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We demonstrate an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on GaAs pumped with linearly polarized and circularly polarized light and show that the relative OPO thresholds agree with theoretical expectations. For the circularly polarized pump, the threshold was as low as for the [111]-linearly polarized pump case. The pump was also passed through a Lyot depolarizer to produce pseudo-depolarized light, and the OPO threshold in this case was only 22% higher than that for [001]-linearly polarized pump.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2007
Published: September 13, 2007

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. F. Bliss, and D. Weyburne, "GaAs optical parametric oscillator with circularly polarized and depolarized pump," Opt. Lett. 32, 2735-2737 (2007)

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