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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 820–822

Frequency control of a 1163 nm singly resonant OPO based on MgO:PPLN

P. Groß, I. D. Lindsay, C. J. Lee, M. Nittmann, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, U. Warring, A. Fischer, A. Kellerbauer, and K.-J. Boller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 820-822 (2010)

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We report the realization of a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) that is designed to provide narrow-bandwidth, continuously tunable radiation at a wavelength of 1163 nm for optical cooling of osmium ions. The SRO is based on periodically poled, magnesium-oxide-doped lithium niobate and pumped at 532 nm . The output coupling of the resonant idler wave is adjusted to yield up to 400 mW of 1163 nm radiation, with a bandwidth of a few megahertz. For continuous frequency tuning of the idler wave, the SRO is equipped with an intracavity etalon, and the cavity length is controlled with a piezo-actuated mirror synchronized to the etalon angle.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2010
Published: March 9, 2010

P. Groß, I. D. Lindsay, C. J. Lee, M. Nittmann, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, U. Warring, A. Fischer, A. Kellerbauer, and K.-J. Boller, "Frequency control of a 1163 nm singly resonant OPO based on MgO:PPLN," Opt. Lett. 35, 820-822 (2010)

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