Abstract

A singly resonant, single-axial-mode, optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled KTiOPO4 (PPKTP) is reported. Signal (1.68 µm) and idler (2.90 µm) optical bandwidths have been narrowed to <400 MHz by use of a diffraction grating at grazing incidence. The OPO generates 370 µJ of signal radiation when pumped by 3.1 mJ of 1.064-µm radiation. We implemented a single-pass PPKTP amplifier to yield 2.15-mJ signal and 1.17-mJ idler radiation without broadening the spectral bandwidths.

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2001 (1)

2000 (3)

J. Hellström, V. Pasiskevicius, H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, “High-power optical parametric oscillation in large-aperture periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Opt. Lett. 25, 174–176 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, P. Schlup, I. T. McKinnie, “Efficient, single frequency, high repetition rate, PPLN OPO pumped by a prelase Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 301–304 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176, 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

1998 (1)

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, B. J. Orr, “A pulsed optical parametric oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 753–756 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

L. E. Myers, W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, “Electric field poling of flux grown KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3474–3476 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1989 (2)

1978 (1)

1977 (1)

I. Shoshan, N. N. Danon, U. P. Oppenheim, “Narrowband operation of a pulsed dye laser without intracavity beam expansion,” J. Appl. Phys 48, 4495–4497 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Aniolek, K.

B. A. Richman, S. E. Bisson, T. J. Kulp, K. Aniolek, “Development of a single-longitudinal-mode continuously tunable mid-IR PPLN OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 37.

Baxter, G. W.

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176, 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, P. Schlup, I. T. McKinnie, “Efficient, single frequency, high repetition rate, PPLN OPO pumped by a prelase Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 301–304 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, B. J. Orr, “A pulsed optical parametric oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 753–756 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “High pulse-energy and single frequency optical parametric oscillators based on periodically poled KTiOPO4,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 355–360.

Bierlein, J. D.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, S. E.

B. A. Richman, S. E. Bisson, T. J. Kulp, K. Aniolek, “Development of a single-longitudinal-mode continuously tunable mid-IR PPLN OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 37.

Boon-Engering, J. M.

Bosenberg, W. R.

L. E. Myers, W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, D. R. Guyer, “Broadly tunable, single-frequency optical parametric frequency-conversion system,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1716–1722 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, L. K.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, L. T.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Danon, N. N.

I. Shoshan, N. N. Danon, U. P. Oppenheim, “Narrowband operation of a pulsed dye laser without intracavity beam expansion,” J. Appl. Phys 48, 4495–4497 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Esherick, P.

Galperin, J.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gloster, L. A. W.

Guyer, D. R.

He, Y.

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, B. J. Orr, “A pulsed optical parametric oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 753–756 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hellström, J.

Hogervorst, W.

Hotsenpiller, P. A. M.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Z. X.

Kangas, K. W.

Karlsson, G.

Karlsson, H.

King, T. A.

Kulp, T. J.

B. A. Richman, S. E. Bisson, T. J. Kulp, K. Aniolek, “Development of a single-longitudinal-mode continuously tunable mid-IR PPLN OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 37.

Kung, A. H.

Laurell, F.

Littman, M. G.

Lowenthal, D. D.

McKinnie, I. T.

G. W. Baxter, P. Schlup, I. T. McKinnie, “Efficient, single frequency, high repetition rate, PPLN OPO pumped by a prelase Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 301–304 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176, 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. W. Gloster, I. T. McKinnie, Z. X. Jiang, T. A. King, J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Weer, W. Hogervorst, “Narrow-band β-BaB2O4 optical parametric oscillator in a grazing-incidence configuration,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2117–2121 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “High pulse-energy and single frequency optical parametric oscillators based on periodically poled KTiOPO4,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 355–360.

Metcalf, H. J.

Muller, C. H.

Myers, L. E.

L. E. Myers, W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Oppenheim, U. P.

I. Shoshan, N. N. Danon, U. P. Oppenheim, “Narrowband operation of a pulsed dye laser without intracavity beam expansion,” J. Appl. Phys 48, 4495–4497 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Orr, B. J.

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, B. J. Orr, “A pulsed optical parametric oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 753–756 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

Raymond, T. D.

Richman, B. A.

B. A. Richman, S. E. Bisson, T. J. Kulp, K. Aniolek, “Development of a single-longitudinal-mode continuously tunable mid-IR PPLN OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 37.

Schlup, P.

G. W. Baxter, P. Schlup, I. T. McKinnie, “Efficient, single frequency, high repetition rate, PPLN OPO pumped by a prelase Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 301–304 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176, 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “High pulse-energy and single frequency optical parametric oscillators based on periodically poled KTiOPO4,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 355–360.

Shoshan, I.

I. Shoshan, N. N. Danon, U. P. Oppenheim, “Narrowband operation of a pulsed dye laser without intracavity beam expansion,” J. Appl. Phys 48, 4495–4497 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

van der Weer, W. E.

Velsko, S. P.

Yang, S. T.

Yu, C. S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

G. W. Baxter, Y. He, B. J. Orr, “A pulsed optical parametric oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), for high-resolution spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 753–756 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, P. Schlup, I. T. McKinnie, “Efficient, single frequency, high repetition rate, PPLN OPO pumped by a prelase Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 301–304 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, “Electric field poling of flux grown KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3474–3476 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. E. Myers, W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys (1)

I. Shoshan, N. N. Danon, U. P. Oppenheim, “Narrowband operation of a pulsed dye laser without intracavity beam expansion,” J. Appl. Phys 48, 4495–4497 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, J. D. Bierlein, “Crystal-growth and characterization of KTiOPO4 isomorphs from the self-fluxes,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107–115 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176, 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (2)

B. A. Richman, S. E. Bisson, T. J. Kulp, K. Aniolek, “Development of a single-longitudinal-mode continuously tunable mid-IR PPLN OPO,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 37.

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, I. T. McKinnie, “High pulse-energy and single frequency optical parametric oscillators based on periodically poled KTiOPO4,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 355–360.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration. λ p , pump; λ s , signal wavelength; HR, high reflector at signal wavelength. For further information, see text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Line profiles taken through the fringe pattern produced by a 5-GHz free-spectral-range Fabry–Perot interferometer. (a) OPO only, (b) amplified OPO signal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPA signal (squares) and idler (diamonds) output energy as a function of amplifier pump energy at a signal wavelength of 1.687 µm.

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