Abstract

A temperature-tuned continuous-wave doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) consisting of a semimonolithic KTP crystal and a concave mirror has been designed and built. Under single-axial-mode-pair operation, we obtained a combined output power of the signal and idler light fields up to 365 mW at a pump power of 680 mW. The output wavelength of the OPO can be temperature tuned by as much as 9 nm. We achieved 2.8-GHz continuous frequency tuning of the OPO by tuning the pump laser frequency.

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1998 (6)

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Gao, F. Y. Cui, C. Y. Xue, C. D. Xie, K. C. Peng, “Generation and application of twin beams from an optical parametric oscillator including an a-cut KTP crystal,” Opt. Lett. 23, 870–872 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (2)

1994 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

1991 (1)

1987 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983 (1)

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Alexander, J. I.

Bachor, H.-A.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bode, M.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

Breitenbach, G.

Byer, R. L.

Camy, G.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Colville, F. G.

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, “Continuous-wave, dual-cavity, doubly resonant, optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490–1492 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Cui, F. Y.

Drever, R. W. P.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Drobshoff, A.

Dunn, M. H.

Eckardt, R. C.

Fabre, C.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ford, G. H.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Freitag, I.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fukuyama, Y.

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J. R.

Giacobino, E.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gibson, G. M.

Hall, J. L.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Heidmann, A.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Henderson, A. J.

Horowicz, R. J.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hough, J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Ikegami, T.

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, M.

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, S.

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kowalski, F. V.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kozlovsky, W. J.

Kurosu, T.

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lam, P. K.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lee, D.

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, “Tuning characteristics of a cw dual-cavity KTP optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 133–143 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, “Stabilization and tuning of a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1659–1667 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mlynek, J.

Munley, A. J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Myers, L. E.

Nabors, C. D.

Ohshima, S.

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M. J.

Peng, K. C.

Reynaud, S.

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schiller, S.

Sibbett, W.

Slyusarev, S.

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Taguchi, N.

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tsunekane, M.

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ward, H.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Welling, H.

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wong, N. C.

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, “Tuning characteristics of a cw dual-cavity KTP optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 133–143 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, “Stabilization and tuning of a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1659–1667 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Xie, C. D.

Xue, C. Y.

Yang, S. T.

Zhang, J.

Appl. Phys. B (3)

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, “Tuning characteristics of a cw dual-cavity KTP optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 133–143 (1998).
[CrossRef]

T. Ikegami, S. Slyusarev, T. Kurosu, Y. Fukuyama, S. Ohshima, “Characteristics of a cw monolithic optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 66, 719–725 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. H. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Tsunekane, S. Kimura, M. Kimura, N. Taguchi, H. Inaba, “Continuous-wave, broadband tuning from 788 to 1640 nm by a doubly resonant, MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 3414–3416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, “Continuous-wave, dual-cavity, doubly resonant, optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490–1492 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Bode, P. K. Lam, I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H.-A. Bachor, H. Welling, “Continuously-tunable doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 148, 117–121 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. Heidmann, R. J. Horowicz, S. Reynaud, E. Giacobino, C. Fabre, G. Camy, “Observation of quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2555–2557 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the cw OPO experimental arrangement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Combined signal and idler output power as a function of the harmonic pump power at 532 nm. The dots represent data points, and the solid curve represents the calculations from theory. A linear slope efficiency of 66% was measured.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Observed and calculated tuning for the semimonolithic KTP DRO as a function of temperature. The solid curve indicates the phase-matching condition calculated with Sellmeier equations. The dots represent idler data points, and the inverted triangles represent signal data points.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical optical spectrum analyzer trace of signal and idler outputs as the DRO was locked. The free spectral range was 750 MHz.

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Pout=4TA+TPthPpump-Pth,

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