Abstract

Broadband intracavity-absorption spectroscopy is demonstrated in a singly idler-resonant optical parametric oscillator made of β-barium borate, pumped by the third harmonic of an injection-seeded Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. IR 1.53-μm absorption of idler radiation by transitions of acetylene is detected with enhanced sensitivity in the upconverted spectrum of the signal radiation at 461 nm. Quantitative comparison of computer-simulated pulse-energy spectra with experimental absorption spectra indicates that the experimental detection sensitivity is close to the theoretical limit.

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  1. J. A. Giordmaine and R. C. Miller, “Tunable coherent parametric oscillation in LiNbO3at optical frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 14, 973 (1965).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
  5. C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
    [Crossref]
  6. A. Fix, T. Schröder, and R. Wallenstein, “New sources of powerful tunable laser radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared,” Laser Optoelektron. 23, 106 (1991).
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    [Crossref]
  8. L. B. Kreuzer, “Single mode oscillation of a pulsed singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 263 (1969).
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  9. J. Pinard and J. F. Young, “Interferometric stabilization of an optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 4, 425 (1972).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
  15. E. S. Cassedy and M. Jain, “A theoretical study of injection tuning of optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1290 (1979).
    [Crossref]
  16. D. A. Kleinman, “Theory of optical parametric noise,” Phys. Rev. 174, 1027 (1968).
    [Crossref]
  17. G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, “Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
    [Crossref]
  18. A. Baldacci and S. Ghersetti, “Interpretation of the acetylene spectra at 1.5 μ m,” J. Mol. Spectrosc. 68, 183 (1977).
    [Crossref]
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  20. S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (2)

A. Fix, T. Schröder, and R. Wallenstein, “New sources of powerful tunable laser radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared,” Laser Optoelektron. 23, 106 (1991).

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, and R. Wallenstein, “Continuously tunable, injection seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: spectroscopic applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991); A. Fix, T. Schroder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: operating characteristics with and without injection seeding,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993). J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Spectroscopic and nonlinear optical applications of a tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

1989 (2)

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, “New nonlinear optical crystal: LiB3O5,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[Crossref]

S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

1979 (2)

S. J. Brosnan and R. L. Byer, “Optical parametric oscillator threshold and linewidth studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979); T. K. Minton, S. A. Reid, H. L. Kim, and J. D. McDonald, “A scanning single mode LiNbO3optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 289 (1989).
[Crossref]

E. S. Cassedy and M. Jain, “A theoretical study of injection tuning of optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1290 (1979).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

A. Baldacci and S. Ghersetti, “Interpretation of the acetylene spectra at 1.5 μ m,” J. Mol. Spectrosc. 68, 183 (1977).
[Crossref]

1976 (1)

W. Brunner and H. Paul, “The optical parametric oscillator as a means for intracavity absorption spectroscopy,” Opt. Commun. 19, 253 (1976).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

J. Pinard and J. F. Young, “Interferometric stabilization of an optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 4, 425 (1972).
[Crossref]

1969 (2)

J. E. Bjorkholm and H. G. Danielmeyer, “Frequency control of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator by radiation injection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 171 (1969); U. A. Abdullin, G. P. Dzhotyan, Yu. E. D’yakov, B. V. Zhdanov, V. I. Pyralkin, V. B. Soboler, and A. I. Kholodnykh, “Investigation of the spectral and energy characteristics of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator operating in the regime of external signal injection,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 538 (1984).
[Crossref]

L. B. Kreuzer, “Single mode oscillation of a pulsed singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 263 (1969).
[Crossref]

1968 (2)

D. A. Kleinman, “Theory of optical parametric noise,” Phys. Rev. 174, 1027 (1968).
[Crossref]

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, “Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

1965 (1)

J. A. Giordmaine and R. C. Miller, “Tunable coherent parametric oscillation in LiNbO3at optical frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 14, 973 (1965).
[Crossref]

1958 (1)

H. Heffner and G. Wade, “Gain, bandwidth, and noise characteristics of the variable-parameter amplifier,” J. Appl. Phys. 29, 1321 (1958).
[Crossref]

Baev, V. M.

P. E. Toschek and V. M. Baev, “One is not enough: intracavity spectroscopy with multi-mode lasers,” in Lasers, Spectroscopy and New Ideas, W. M. Yen and M. D. Levenson, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), p. 89.

Baldacci, A.

A. Baldacci and S. Ghersetti, “Interpretation of the acetylene spectra at 1.5 μ m,” J. Mol. Spectrosc. 68, 183 (1977).
[Crossref]

Barth, H.-D.

Bjorkholm, J. E.

J. E. Bjorkholm and H. G. Danielmeyer, “Frequency control of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator by radiation injection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 171 (1969); U. A. Abdullin, G. P. Dzhotyan, Yu. E. D’yakov, B. V. Zhdanov, V. I. Pyralkin, V. B. Soboler, and A. I. Kholodnykh, “Investigation of the spectral and energy characteristics of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator operating in the regime of external signal injection,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 538 (1984).
[Crossref]

Bosenberg, W. R.

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

Boyd, G. D.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, “Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

Brosnan, S. J.

S. J. Brosnan and R. L. Byer, “Optical parametric oscillator threshold and linewidth studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979); T. K. Minton, S. A. Reid, H. L. Kim, and J. D. McDonald, “A scanning single mode LiNbO3optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 289 (1989).
[Crossref]

Brunner, W.

W. Brunner and H. Paul, “The optical parametric oscillator as a means for intracavity absorption spectroscopy,” Opt. Commun. 19, 253 (1976).
[Crossref]

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

S. J. Brosnan and R. L. Byer, “Optical parametric oscillator threshold and linewidth studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979); T. K. Minton, S. A. Reid, H. L. Kim, and J. D. McDonald, “A scanning single mode LiNbO3optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 69, 289 (1989).
[Crossref]

Cassedy, E. S.

E. S. Cassedy and M. Jain, “A theoretical study of injection tuning of optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1290 (1979).
[Crossref]

Chen, C.

Cheng, L. K.

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

Danielmeyer, H. G.

J. E. Bjorkholm and H. G. Danielmeyer, “Frequency control of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator by radiation injection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 171 (1969); U. A. Abdullin, G. P. Dzhotyan, Yu. E. D’yakov, B. V. Zhdanov, V. I. Pyralkin, V. B. Soboler, and A. I. Kholodnykh, “Investigation of the spectral and energy characteristics of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator operating in the regime of external signal injection,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 538 (1984).
[Crossref]

Davis, L.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

Demtröder, W.

C. Hornberger and W. Demtröder, Universität Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Physik, 6750 Kaiserslautern, Germany (personal communication, 1992).

Eckhardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Eimerl, D.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

Esterowitz, L.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Fix, A.

A. Fix, T. Schröder, and R. Wallenstein, “New sources of powerful tunable laser radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared,” Laser Optoelektron. 23, 106 (1991).

Ghersetti, S.

A. Baldacci and S. Ghersetti, “Interpretation of the acetylene spectra at 1.5 μ m,” J. Mol. Spectrosc. 68, 183 (1977).
[Crossref]

Giordmaine, J. A.

J. A. Giordmaine and R. C. Miller, “Tunable coherent parametric oscillation in LiNbO3at optical frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 14, 973 (1965).
[Crossref]

Graham, E. K.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

Haub, J. G.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, “Rotationally resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy by using a tunable optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 18, 441 (1993); D. Bruggemann, J. Herzberg, B. Wies, Y. Waschke, R. Noll, K-F. Knoche, and G. Herziger, “Test of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) as a compact and fast tunable Stokes source in coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS),” Appl. Phys. B 55, 378 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, and R. Wallenstein, “Continuously tunable, injection seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: spectroscopic applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991); A. Fix, T. Schroder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: operating characteristics with and without injection seeding,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993). J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Spectroscopic and nonlinear optical applications of a tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

Heffner, H.

H. Heffner and G. Wade, “Gain, bandwidth, and noise characteristics of the variable-parameter amplifier,” J. Appl. Phys. 29, 1321 (1958).
[Crossref]

Hornberger, C.

C. Hornberger and W. Demtröder, Universität Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Physik, 6750 Kaiserslautern, Germany (personal communication, 1992).

Ikegami, T.

S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

Jain, M.

E. S. Cassedy and M. Jain, “A theoretical study of injection tuning of optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 1290 (1979).
[Crossref]

Jiang, A.

Johnson, M. J.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, “Rotationally resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy by using a tunable optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 18, 441 (1993); D. Bruggemann, J. Herzberg, B. Wies, Y. Waschke, R. Noll, K-F. Knoche, and G. Herziger, “Test of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) as a compact and fast tunable Stokes source in coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS),” Appl. Phys. B 55, 378 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, and R. Wallenstein, “Continuously tunable, injection seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: spectroscopic applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991); A. Fix, T. Schroder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: operating characteristics with and without injection seeding,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993). J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Spectroscopic and nonlinear optical applications of a tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

Kleinman, D. A.

D. A. Kleinman, “Theory of optical parametric noise,” Phys. Rev. 174, 1027 (1968).
[Crossref]

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, “Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

Kreuzer, L. B.

L. B. Kreuzer, “Single mode oscillation of a pulsed singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 263 (1969).
[Crossref]

Lane, R. J.

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

Li, R.

Lin, S.

Marquart, C. L.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Miller, R. C.

J. A. Giordmaine and R. C. Miller, “Tunable coherent parametric oscillation in LiNbO3at optical frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 14, 973 (1965).
[Crossref]

Orr, B. J.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, “Rotationally resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy by using a tunable optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 18, 441 (1993); D. Bruggemann, J. Herzberg, B. Wies, Y. Waschke, R. Noll, K-F. Knoche, and G. Herziger, “Test of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) as a compact and fast tunable Stokes source in coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS),” Appl. Phys. B 55, 378 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, and R. Wallenstein, “Continuously tunable, injection seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: spectroscopic applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991); A. Fix, T. Schroder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: operating characteristics with and without injection seeding,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993). J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Spectroscopic and nonlinear optical applications of a tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

Paul, H.

W. Brunner and H. Paul, “The optical parametric oscillator as a means for intracavity absorption spectroscopy,” Opt. Commun. 19, 253 (1976).
[Crossref]

Pinard, J.

J. Pinard and J. F. Young, “Interferometric stabilization of an optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 4, 425 (1972).
[Crossref]

Sakai, Y.

S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

Schröder, T.

A. Fix, T. Schröder, and R. Wallenstein, “New sources of powerful tunable laser radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared,” Laser Optoelektron. 23, 106 (1991).

Storm, M. E.

R. C. Eckhardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, C. L. Marquart, M. E. Storm, and L. Esterowitz, “Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608 (1986).
[Crossref]

Sudo, S.

S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

Tang, C. L.

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

Toschek, P. E.

P. E. Toschek and V. M. Baev, “One is not enough: intracavity spectroscopy with multi-mode lasers,” in Lasers, Spectroscopy and New Ideas, W. M. Yen and M. D. Levenson, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), p. 89.

Ukachi, T.

C. L. Tang, W. R. Bosenberg, T. Ukachi, R. J. Lane, and L. K. Cheng, “Optical parametric oscillators,” Proc. IEEE 80, 365 (1992).
[Crossref]

Velsko, S.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

Wade, G.

H. Heffner and G. Wade, “Gain, bandwidth, and noise characteristics of the variable-parameter amplifier,” J. Appl. Phys. 29, 1321 (1958).
[Crossref]

Wallenstein, R.

A. Fix, T. Schröder, and R. Wallenstein, “New sources of powerful tunable laser radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared,” Laser Optoelektron. 23, 106 (1991).

J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, and R. Wallenstein, “Continuously tunable, injection seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: spectroscopic applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 1718 (1991); A. Fix, T. Schroder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator: operating characteristics with and without injection seeding,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993). J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, “Spectroscopic and nonlinear optical applications of a tunable β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1765 (1993).
[Crossref]

Wu, B.

Wu, Y.

Yasaka, H.

S. Sudo, Y. Sakai, H. Yasaka, and T. Ikegami, “Frequency-stabilized DFB-laser module using 1.53159 μ m absorption line of C2H2,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

You, G.

Young, J. F.

J. Pinard and J. F. Young, “Interferometric stabilization of an optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 4, 425 (1972).
[Crossref]

Zalkin, A.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Velsko, E. K. Graham, and A. Zalkin, “Optical, mechanical and thermal properties of bariumborate,” J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

L. B. Kreuzer, “Single mode oscillation of a pulsed singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 263 (1969).
[Crossref]

J. E. Bjorkholm and H. G. Danielmeyer, “Frequency control of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator by radiation injection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 15, 171 (1969); U. A. Abdullin, G. P. Dzhotyan, Yu. E. D’yakov, B. V. Zhdanov, V. I. Pyralkin, V. B. Soboler, and A. I. Kholodnykh, “Investigation of the spectral and energy characteristics of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator operating in the regime of external signal injection,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 538 (1984).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Peak absorption coefficient of the 1.529-μm P7 line of acetylene versus the acetylene pressure, measured in a single-pass experiment by use of a single-mode color-center laser and (b) FWHM of the P7 transition (1 mbar = 0.7499 Torr).

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Fig. 3

(a) 100-pulse-average spectrum of the signal beam 900-mbar air in the intracavity-absorber cuvette and (b) the absorber cuvette refilled with 900-mbar acetylene.

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Fig. 4

Computer-generated pulse-energy spectrum of the signal beam resulting from the use of parameters listed in Table 1 and assuming the use of an intracavity IR acetylene absorber as in Fig. 3(b).

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Fig. 5

(a) Experimental signal spectrum recorded with 600-mbar acetylene in the intracavity-absorber cuvette and (b) the corresponding computer-generated signal spectrum.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Experimental signal spectrum recorded with 300-mbar acetylene and (b) the corresponding computer simulation.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Numerical-Simulation Parameters

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d E sm d t = κ s 2 E sm + G sm E im E p + N s ,
d E im d t = κ i 2 E im + G im E sm E p κ a ( m ) 2 E im + N i ,
d E p d t = κ p 2 E p G p m E sm E im + f p ( t ) + N p ,
κ = | c 2 L c ln [ R f R b ( 1 R c ) 4 ] | ,
L c = L c * + L BBO ( n BBO 1 ) + 2 L cw ( n cw 1 ) + L Rt ( n Rt 1 ) ,
N s , i , p = κ s , i , p 2 s , i , p 2 / ( 2 E s , i , p ) ,
G sm = ω s × d eff n s 1 2 L BBO L c g ( m ) ,
G im = ω i × d eff n i 1 2 L BBO L c g ( m ) ,
G p = ω p × d eff n p 1 2 L BBO L c g ( m ) .
g ( m ) = |  sin  [ Δ k ( m ) / 2 L BBO ] [ Δ k ( m ) / 2 L BBO ] | .
f p ( t ) = P ( t ) A × 1 / 2 ( 0 c ) κ p 2 E p ,
P ( t ) = W p 0 π τ p exp [ ( t τ p ) 2 ] .
κ a ( m ) = 2 α a ( m ) c L a L c .
W sm = t 1 2 0 E sm 2 ( t ) V c K s f Δ t ,

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