Abstract

An optical parametric generator with a cylindrical periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal and a Nd:YAG commercial microchip pump laser yields continuous tuning of the emitted wavelengths over a broad spectral range (1.421.7 µm and 2.84.2 µm), with large efficiency, a high repetition rate, and low divergence, in a compact and stable device.

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Schmitt, R. L.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Angular tuning curve. Solid curves, calculated from the Sellmeier equation of Ref. 7.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output energy of (open squares) signal and (filled circles) idler beams versus spectral tuning for pump intensity Ip=580 MW/cm2. Inset, measured (circles) and calculated (solid curve) ratios of signal to idler energy versus idler wavelength.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal bandwidth versus (a) spectral tuning for Ip=322 MW/cm2 and (b) pump intensity for λs=1.421 µm. The plane-wave model is shown by the dashed curve in (a). Other calculations are according to the model in Ref. 6, with the parameters deff=11.3 pm/V, the Sellmeier equation of Ref. 7, and T=140 °C. The solid curve in (a) is for θ=5 mrad, Ip=300 MW/cm2. The dashed curve in (b) is for θ=5 mrad. The solid curve in (b) is for θ=fIp given in the text.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Duration of signal pulse versus pump intensity for λs=1.421 µm. The dashed lines are guides for the eyes. The solid curve is for the plane-wave model.9 Inset, examples of temporal profiles calculated for two values of Ip, 330 and 420 MW/cm2.

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