Abstract

We report on a tunable intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) achieved using a two-dimensional (2D) periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) as simultaneously an electro-optic (EO) Bragg Q-switch and an optical frequency mixer (OFM) in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. The 2D periodic domain inversion structure is designed to provide two orthogonal reciprocal vectors to respectively satisfy the phase-matching conditions required by the two quasi-phase-matching devices (i.e., the PPLN EO Bragg deflector and the PPLN OFM). At a ~140-V Q-switching voltage and a 1-kHz switching rate, we obtained a signal wave at 1550 nm with a pulse energy of 9.7 μJ (corresponding to a peak power of ~2.4 kW) from the IOPO at 9.1-W diode pump power. Simultaneously we also observed multi-wavelength generation from the system originating in the single-pass parametric conversions in the 2D nonlinear photonic crystal structure. Temperature tuning of the IOPO signal wavelength in the eye-safe region was also demonstrated.

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Chang, G. W.

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Digonnet, M. J. F.

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[Crossref]

Eckardt, R. C.

Falk, J.

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Fan, T. Y.

Fejer, M. M.

Geiger, H.

H. Gnewuch, C. N. Pannell, G. W. Ross, P. G. R. Smith, and H. Geiger, “Nanosecond response of Bragg deflectors in periodically poled LiNbO3,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(12), 1730–1732 (1998).
[Crossref]

Georges, P.

A. Dubois, S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, “High-repetition-rate eyesafe intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 67(2), 181–183 (1998).
[Crossref]

Gnewuch, H.

H. Gnewuch, C. N. Pannell, G. W. Ross, P. G. R. Smith, and H. Geiger, “Nanosecond response of Bragg deflectors in periodically poled LiNbO3,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(12), 1730–1732 (1998).
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Smith, P. G. R.

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[Crossref]

Yarborough, J. M.

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[Crossref]

Yariv, A.

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[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Dubois, S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, “High-repetition-rate eyesafe intracavity optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 67(2), 181–183 (1998).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. Falk, J. M. Yarborough, and E. O. Ammann, “Internal optical parametric oscillation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 7(7), 359–369 (1971).
[Crossref]

A. Yariv, “Coupled-mode theory for guided-wave optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 9(9), 919–933 (1973).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

H. Gnewuch, C. N. Pannell, G. W. Ross, P. G. R. Smith, and H. Geiger, “Nanosecond response of Bragg deflectors in periodically poled LiNbO3,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(12), 1730–1732 (1998).
[Crossref]

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

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

L. E. Myers, Quasi-Phasematched Optical Parametric Oscillators in Bulk Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, 1995).

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