Abstract

We report a new Nd:YAG-pumped picosecond optical parametric oscillator that generates bandwidth-limited pulses. Using two LiNbO3 crystals, it produces tunable, near-1.4-μm (signal-wave) pulses of 18-psec duration and Δν = 1.2 cm−1 FWHM (Δντ = 0.7). The output energy of the optical parametric oscillator in a signal wave is no less than 2 mJ with 10% energy stability. The key to this device is the injection of cw single-frequency GaAs diode-laser radiation. Using the injection of diode-laser radiation, we have measured the spectral intensity of a quantum noise at λ = 0.85 μm. The intensity was found to be 6 ± 2 W/cm2 cm−1 sr (theoretical value, 4.7 W/cm2 cm−1 sr).

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  1. R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).
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    [Crossref]
  4. V. G. Dmitriev, L. V. Tarasov, Applied Nonlinear Optics (Radio i Svyaz, Moscow, 1982). G. A. Massey, J. C. Johnson, R. A. Elliat, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 143 (1976).
    [Crossref]
  5. V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).
  6. V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).
  7. H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
    [Crossref]
  8. In this meaning the linear parametric amplifications starting from quantum noise with Δν ≃ 1/Cτ is analogous to the SRS in Ref. 3.

1985 (1)

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

1984 (2)

N. Fabricius, K. Nattermann, D. von der Linde, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 113 (1984).
[Crossref]

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

1982 (1)

H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
[Crossref]

Bergner, H.

H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
[Crossref]

Boichenko, V. L.

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

Brückner, V.

H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
[Crossref]

Danelus, R.

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, L. V. Tarasov, Applied Nonlinear Optics (Radio i Svyaz, Moscow, 1982). G. A. Massey, J. C. Johnson, R. A. Elliat, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 143 (1976).
[Crossref]

Fabricius, N.

N. Fabricius, K. Nattermann, D. von der Linde, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 113 (1984).
[Crossref]

Klyshko, D. N.

D. N. Klyshko, Photons and Nonlinear Media (Nauka, Moscow, 1980).

Kosichkin, Yu. V.

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

Lunchev, V. A.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

Magnitskii, S. A.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

Malachova, V. I.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

Nattermann, K.

N. Fabricius, K. Nattermann, D. von der Linde, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 113 (1984).
[Crossref]

Piskarskas, A.

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

Schröder, B.

H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
[Crossref]

Shotov, A. P.

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

Sirutkaitis, V.

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

Stabinis, A.

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

Tarasevich, A. P.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

Tarasov, L. V.

V. G. Dmitriev, L. V. Tarasov, Applied Nonlinear Optics (Radio i Svyaz, Moscow, 1982). G. A. Massey, J. C. Johnson, R. A. Elliat, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 143 (1976).
[Crossref]

Tunkin, V. G.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

von der Linde, D.

N. Fabricius, K. Nattermann, D. von der Linde, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 113 (1984).
[Crossref]

Yakubovich, S. D.

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

Yasevichute, Y.

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

Zasavitskii, I. I.

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) (2)

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984).

V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985).

Opt. Acta (1)

H. Bergner, V. Brückner, B. Schröder, Opt. Acta 29, 1491 (1982).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

N. Fabricius, K. Nattermann, D. von der Linde, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 113 (1984).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

V. G. Dmitriev, L. V. Tarasov, Applied Nonlinear Optics (Radio i Svyaz, Moscow, 1982). G. A. Massey, J. C. Johnson, R. A. Elliat, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 143 (1976).
[Crossref]

R. Danelus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, Y. Yasevichute, Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy (Mokslas, Vilnius, USSR, 1983).

D. N. Klyshko, Photons and Nonlinear Media (Nauka, Moscow, 1980).

In this meaning the linear parametric amplifications starting from quantum noise with Δν ≃ 1/Cτ is analogous to the SRS in Ref. 3.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of injection-locked OPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO output energy at λ = 1.4 μm versus pump energy (PDL = 50 mW).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPO output energy at λ = 1.4 μm versus DL power (Wp = 12mJ).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of upconverted OPO pulses: a, DL switched on; b and c, DL switched off (two typical spectra).

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S qn = I s I 2 / I 1 Δ ω qn Δ Ω qn .

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