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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3139–3141

Generation of a twin beam at the cesium line and telecom wavelength by cavity phase matching

Y. H. Liu, Z. D. Xie, W. Ling, X. J. Lv, and S. N. Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3139-3141 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003139


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Abstract

Cavity phase matching has been recently demonstrated as a phase-matching method for efficient nonlinear frequency conversion in a microcavity. Here we extend it to the Type I configuration using a sub-coherent-length optical parametric oscillator consisting of an MgO-doped lithium niobate crystal sheet. It generates a tunable single-longitudinal-mode twin beam, which covers the cesium D2 line of 852.1 nm and the extended band of optical communication. This microcavity is capable of peak output power of 58 kW with a maximum conversion efficiency of 18.5%. Broad applications in the areas of light–atom interaction, spectroscopy, optical telecommunication, and quantum optics can be expected.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published: August 10, 2011

Citation
Y. H. Liu, Z. D. Xie, W. Ling, X. J. Lv, and S. N. Zhu, "Generation of a twin beam at the cesium line and telecom wavelength by cavity phase matching," Opt. Lett. 36, 3139-3141 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3139


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