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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 449–451

Tunable narrowband optical parametric oscillator using a transversely chirped Bragg grating

Björn Jacobsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, Eugeniu Rotari, Vadim Smirnov, and Leonid Glebov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 449-451 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000449


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel technique for locking and tuning of a near-degenerate nanosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using a transversely chirped volume Bragg grating. When the grating was translated, the OPO signal wavelength could be tuned from 1011 to 1023 nm ( 3.5 THz ) . The OPO was based on a periodically poled K Ti O P O 4 as a nonlinear crystal and was pumped at 532 nm with up to 1.9 mJ of energy. The generated signal at an energy of 0.37 mJ had a bandwidth of 0.50 nm and a suppression of broadband background of > 30 dB . The demonstrated technique is widely applicable for the construction of narrowband tunable sources.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 25, 2008
Published: February 10, 2009

Citation
Björn Jacobsson, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, Eugeniu Rotari, Vadim Smirnov, and Leonid Glebov, "Tunable narrowband optical parametric oscillator using a transversely chirped Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 34, 449-451 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-4-449

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