Abstract

The key operating parameters of a grazing-incidence optical parametric oscillator (GIOPO) based on β-BaB2O4 pumped by the third harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser are studied. The bandwidth of the GIOPO is investigated as a function of both the pump-laser bandwidth and the incident angle on the diffraction grating. The efficiency of the device is investigated by measurement of both the depletion of the pump laser and the output of the GIOPO. The results indicate a strong dependence of the bandwidth of the GIOPO on the bandwidth of the pump laser. A qualitative evaluation is given to explain this dependence.

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1995 (1)

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

L. A. W. Gloster, Z. X. Jiang, and T. A. King, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2961 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

G. Robertson, A. Henderson, and M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 123 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg and D. R. Guyer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1716 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman, ed. (Springer, New York, 1991), Vol. 64, p. 181, and references therein.

1990 (1)

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (3)

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

K. W. Kangas, D. D. Lowenthal, and C. H. Muller III, Opt. Lett. 14, 21 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

P. McNicholl and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 24, 2757 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1978 (1)

M. G. Littman and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 17, 2224 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1971 (1)

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Boon-Engering, J. M.

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bosenberg, W. R.

W. R. Bosenberg and D. R. Guyer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1716 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Burdulis, S.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman, ed. (Springer, New York, 1991), Vol. 64, p. 181, and references therein.

Dunn, M. H.

G. Robertson, A. Henderson, and M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 123 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. X.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Fix, A.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Gerritsen, J. W.

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gloster, L. A. W.

L. A. W. Gloster, Z. X. Jiang, and T. A. King, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2961 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Grigonis, R.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Gurzadyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman, ed. (Springer, New York, 1991), Vol. 64, p. 181, and references therein.

Guyer, D. R.

W. R. Bosenberg and D. R. Guyer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1716 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, A.

G. Robertson, A. Henderson, and M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 123 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hogervorst, W.

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jiang, Z. X.

L. A. W. Gloster, Z. X. Jiang, and T. A. King, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2961 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kangas, K. W.

K. W. Kangas, D. D. Lowenthal, and C. H. Muller III, Opt. Lett. 14, 21 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

King, T. A.

L. A. W. Gloster, Z. X. Jiang, and T. A. King, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2961 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Littman, M. G.

M. G. Littman and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 17, 2224 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lowenthal, D. D.

K. W. Kangas, D. D. Lowenthal, and C. H. Muller III, Opt. Lett. 14, 21 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McNicholl, P.

P. McNicholl and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 24, 2757 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Metcalf, H. J.

P. McNicholl and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 24, 2757 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. G. Littman and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 17, 2224 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miles, R. B.

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Muller, C. H.

K. W. Kangas, D. D. Lowenthal, and C. H. Muller III, Opt. Lett. 14, 21 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman, ed. (Springer, New York, 1991), Vol. 64, p. 181, and references therein.

Nolting, J.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pelouch, W. S.

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Robertson, G.

G. Robertson, A. Henderson, and M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 123 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sinkevicius, G.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Veer, W. E. van der

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wallace, R. W.

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Young, J. F.

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Other (12)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman, ed. (Springer, New York, 1991), Vol. 64, p. 181, and references therein.

J. M. Boon-Engering, W. E. van der Veer, J. W. Gerritsen, and W. Hogervorst, Opt. Lett. 20, 380 (1995); A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Robertson, A. Henderson, and M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 123 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg and D. R. Guyer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1716 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Littman and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 17, 2224 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. W. Kangas, D. D. Lowenthal, and C. H. Muller III, Opt. Lett. 14, 21 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. McNicholl and H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 24, 2757 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. F. Young, R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, and R. W. Wallace, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 497 (1971).
[CrossRef]

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkevicius, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952 (1989).
[CrossRef]

L. A. W. Gloster, Z. X. Jiang, and T. A. King, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2961 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the GIOPO. The grating angle α is indicated and subtends the grating surface and the dashed line perpendicular to the incoming signal beam.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Bandwidth dependence of the signal of GIOPO-C on the grating angle α.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Bandwidth dependence of the signal of GIOPO-D on the grating angle α.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Linewidth and mode analysis of the GIOPO-E signal output at 600 nm. The intensity along a diameter through the center of the étalon B fringe pattern is given. (a) Operation in 7 modes: the grating angle is 88.1°. (b) SLM operation: the grating angle is 89.4°.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pump depletion for different grating angles α for GIOPO-D and GIOPO-E. The pump bandwidth is 90 MHz for the left-hand column (GIOPO-E) and multimode (30 GHz) for the right-hand column (GIOPO-D). The depletion is shown in black, and the percentage of pump depletion (p.d.) is given in each case. The pump-pulse duration is 6 ns in each case.

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Table 1 GIOPO Pumping Schemesa

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Table 2 Number of Modes of GIOPO-E as a Function of Grating Angle α for the 90-MHz Pump Source

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