Abstract

Phase shifts of less than 107rad are measured through intracavity phase interferometry, a figure that corresponds to cavity length changes of the order of femtometers. The technique is demonstrated with a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator. By applying the technique to the measurement of the nonlinear index of refraction of lithium niobate, it is shown that higher accuracy and sensitivity than the traditional z-scan method can be achieved.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

IPI with an OPO. Cavity mirrors have a reflectivity of > 99.8 % from 1.3 μ m to 1.5 μ m . A fast photodiode records the Ti:sapphire pulse train. The frequency of that signal is divided by two before being appropriately delayed, amplified, and applied to a 1-mm-thick electro-optic modulator inserted in the OPO cavity. The pulses are extracted from the cavity with a 1-mm-thick sapphire window BS1. The extracted pulses are given the appropriate optical delay to overlap them via a 50:50 beam splitter BS2 to create a beat note on a detector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Section of the beat-note signal recorded by a sound card without averaging or smoothing and its Fourier transform. The FWHM is about 0.17 Hz .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beat note as function of the intensity difference between the two OPO pulses at 1404 nm . From the slope of 0.0048 Hz × cm 2 W the nonlinear index is determined.

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