Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of a pump-enhanced singly resonant continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator. The nonlinear material used was lithium triborate cut for noncritical phase matching along the z axis, and the device was pumped by a single-frequency argon-ion laser. The oscillation threshold was ~1.0 W at 514.5 nm. For 3.4 W of pump power, we obtained single-frequency output powers of 500 mW in the nonresonant wave, which we temperature tuned over 14 nm.

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[CrossRef]

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1993

1991

K. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1137 (1991).
[CrossRef]

S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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1988

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[CrossRef]

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S. Guha, F.-J. Wu, J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Chen, C.

S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

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Davis, L.

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[CrossRef]

Dunn, M. H.

Eckardt, R. C.

Falk, J.

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S. Guha, F.-J. Wu, J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
[CrossRef]

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Huang, C.

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S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

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S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nabors, C. D.

Padgett, M. J.

Piskarskas, A.

Rubiin, J. J.

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[CrossRef]

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Shen, Y. R.

S. Lin, J. Y. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Singh, S.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Lenvinsetein, J. J. Rubiin, S. Singh, L. G. Van Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Wu, F.-J.

S. Guha, F.-J. Wu, J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Yang, S. T.

Zhang, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Other

Amalgamation of equations from Refs. 12 and 15.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the pump-enhanced LBO OPO. Ml is a 15-mm radius-of-curvature mirror coated to reflect 95% of the pump light and to reflect highly (~99.6%) the signal and the idler. M2 is a 15-mm radius-of-curvature coated to be highly reflecting (~99.6%) at the pump and the idler wavelengths and to transmit (~95%) the signal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Continuous-wave signal power from the GPO versus the incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPO output seen through a 12-mm Fabry–Perot interferometer of finesse 15. The OPO oscillated consistently on one single axial mode of its cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Observed change in signal wavelength with crystal temperature.

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P th = a s π n s n i n p ɛ 0 c 3 ( 1 + K ) 8 ω s ω i d eff 2 L k p h s [ 1 + R p + 2 R p R i cos ( Δ ϕ + Δ k L ) ] ,

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