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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2069–2071

High-energy single-longitudinal mode nearly diffraction-limited optical parametric source with 3 MHz frequency stability for C O 2 DIAL

Myriam Raybaut, Thomas Schmid, Antoine Godard, Ajmal K. Mohamed, Michel Lefebvre, Fabien Marnas, Pierre Flamant, Axel Bohman, Peter Geiser, and Peter Kaspersen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2069-2071 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002069


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Abstract

We report on a 2.05 μ m nanosecond master oscillator power amplifier optical parametric source for C O 2 differential-absorption lidar. The master oscillator consists of an entangled-cavity nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a type II periodically poled lithium niobate crystal that provides highly stable single-longitudinal-mode radiation. The signal emission is amplified by a multistage parametric amplifier to generate up to 11 mJ in a nearly diffraction-limited beam with an M 2 quality factor of 1.5 while maintaining single-longitudinal-mode emission with a frequency stability better than 3 MHz rms. This approach can be readily applied to the detection of various greenhouse gases.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Citation
Myriam Raybaut, Thomas Schmid, Antoine Godard, Ajmal K. Mohamed, Michel Lefebvre, Fabien Marnas, Pierre Flamant, Axel Bohman, Peter Geiser, and Peter Kaspersen, "High-energy single-longitudinal mode nearly diffraction-limited optical parametric source with 3 MHz frequency stability for CO2 DIAL," Opt. Lett. 34, 2069-2071 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-2069


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