Abstract

Spectral requirements for the first stage OPO used to pump a tandem ZGP mid-infrared OPO are theoretically investigated. Based on these requirements we demonstrate a singly-resonant type-I OPO including periodically poled KTiOPO4 and volume-Bragg gratings as output couplers. Singly resonant oscillation is demonstrated very close to degeneracy, where signal and idler spectra are not well separated. Investigations of the longitudinal mode spectrum and the idler spectrum with high resolution using a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer show the essential role played by the phase correlations of the multi-longitudinal mode Q-switched pump laser in formation of the nonresonant idler spectrum.

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2008 (1)

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

2007 (2)

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Mid-infrared ZGP OPO pumped by near-degenerate narrowband type-I PPKTP parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 88(1), 37–41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

2004 (3)

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Haidar, K. Miyamoto, and H. Ito, “Generation of tunable mid-IR (5.5-9.3 µm) from a 2 µm pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 241(1–3), 173–178 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Anstett and R. Wallenstein, “Experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the light pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and nanosecond optical parametric oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B , 79(7), 827–836 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, and I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176(1–3), 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1986 (1)

1979 (1)

S. Brosnan and R. Byer, “Optical Parametric Oscillator Threshold and Linewidth Studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 415–431 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

H. Kogelnik, “Coupled wave theory for thick hologram gratings,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909–2947 (1969).

Anstett, G.

G. Anstett and R. Wallenstein, “Experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the light pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and nanosecond optical parametric oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B , 79(7), 827–836 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Baxter, G. W.

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, and I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176(1–3), 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Becouarn, L.

Brosnan, S.

S. Brosnan and R. Byer, “Optical Parametric Oscillator Threshold and Linewidth Studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 415–431 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R.

S. Brosnan and R. Byer, “Optical Parametric Oscillator Threshold and Linewidth Studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 415–431 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

Gerard, B.

Haidar, S.

S. Haidar, K. Miyamoto, and H. Ito, “Generation of tunable mid-IR (5.5-9.3 µm) from a 2 µm pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 241(1–3), 173–178 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Harris, J. S.

Henriksson, M.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Mid-infrared ZGP OPO pumped by near-degenerate narrowband type-I PPKTP parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 88(1), 37–41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “ZnGeP2 Parametric Oscillator Pumped by a Linewidth Narrowed Parametric 2 µm Source,” Opt. Lett. , 31(12), 1878–1880 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Imai, M.

Ito, H.

S. Haidar, K. Miyamoto, and H. Ito, “Generation of tunable mid-IR (5.5-9.3 µm) from a 2 µm pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 241(1–3), 173–178 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jacobsson, B.

Kogelnik, H.

H. Kogelnik, “Coupled wave theory for thick hologram gratings,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909–2947 (1969).

Kuo, P. S.

Lallier, E.

Laurell, F.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Mid-infrared ZGP OPO pumped by near-degenerate narrowband type-I PPKTP parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 88(1), 37–41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “ZnGeP2 Parametric Oscillator Pumped by a Linewidth Narrowed Parametric 2 µm Source,” Opt. Lett. , 31(12), 1878–1880 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Jacobsson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrowband bulk Bragg grating optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 30(17), 2281–2283 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Levi, O.

McKinnie, I. T.

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, and I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176(1–3), 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Miyamoto, K.

S. Haidar, K. Miyamoto, and H. Ito, “Generation of tunable mid-IR (5.5-9.3 µm) from a 2 µm pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 241(1–3), 173–178 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ohtsuka, Y.

Pasiskevicius, V.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Mid-infrared ZGP OPO pumped by near-degenerate narrowband type-I PPKTP parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 88(1), 37–41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “ZnGeP2 Parametric Oscillator Pumped by a Linewidth Narrowed Parametric 2 µm Source,” Opt. Lett. , 31(12), 1878–1880 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Jacobsson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrowband bulk Bragg grating optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 30(17), 2281–2283 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pinguet, T. J.

Rustad, G.

Satoh, S.

Schlup, P.

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, and I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176(1–3), 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sjoqvist, L.

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Stenersen, K.

Tiihonen, M.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wallenstein, R.

G. Anstett and R. Wallenstein, “Experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the light pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and nanosecond optical parametric oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B , 79(7), 827–836 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Narrow linewidth 2 µm optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled LiNbO3 with volume Bragg grating outcoupler,” Appl. Phys. B 86(3), 497–501 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Henriksson, M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Mid-infrared ZGP OPO pumped by near-degenerate narrowband type-I PPKTP parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 88(1), 37–41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Anstett and R. Wallenstein, “Experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the light pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and nanosecond optical parametric oscillators,” Appl. Phys. B , 79(7), 827–836 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

H. Kogelnik, “Coupled wave theory for thick hologram gratings,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909–2947 (1969).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Brosnan and R. Byer, “Optical Parametric Oscillator Threshold and Linewidth Studies,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15(6), 415–431 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. Schlup, G. W. Baxter, and I. T. McKinnie, “Single-mode near- and mid-infrared periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 176(1–3), 267–271 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Haidar, K. Miyamoto, and H. Ito, “Generation of tunable mid-IR (5.5-9.3 µm) from a 2 µm pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Commun. 241(1–3), 173–178 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

M. Henriksson, L. Sjoqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Tandem PPKTP and ZGP OPO for mid-infrared generation,” Proc. SPIE 7115, 71150O (2008).

Other (1)

P. N. Butcher, and D. Cotter, The elements of nonlinear optics, (Cambridge, 1990).

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