Abstract

A tunable KTiOPO4 optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operating in a single longitudinal mode of its resonator is described. Single-mode operation has been achieved by use of an intracavity Fabry–Perot étalon in a short-length OPO resonator. The crystal is pumped by the second harmonic of an injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser. The tuning range observed with a crystal cut at 60° is 0.75–0.87 μm for the signal beam and 1.83–1.37 μm for the idler beam. The linewidth of the OPO is approximately 200 MHz (0.0066 cm−1), which is close to the Fourier-transform limit. The total output energy was measured to be as much as 0.6 mJ per pulse.

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1995 (3)

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 20, 1277 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (2)

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

W. R. Bosenberg, D. R. Guyer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 387 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

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

1988 (1)

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

S. J. Brosnan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Borsutzky, A.

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

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[CrossRef]

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S. J. Brosnan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Brosnan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. X.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fix, A.

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

Goeritz, G.

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

Guyer, D. R.

W. R. Bosenberg, D. R. Guyer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 387 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Haub, J. G.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 20, 1277 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Orr, M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, in Tunable Laser Applications, F. J. Duarte, ed. (Dekker, New York, 1995), Chap. 2, pp. 11–82.

Huisken, F.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, M. J.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 20, 1277 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Orr, M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, in Tunable Laser Applications, F. J. Duarte, ed. (Dekker, New York, 1995), Chap. 2, pp. 11–82.

Kaloudis, M.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kato, K.

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

Kulcke, A.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Laush, C.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lisy, J. M.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nolting, J.

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Orr, B. J.

M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 20, 1277 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Orr, M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, in Tunable Laser Applications, F. J. Duarte, ed. (Dekker, New York, 1995), Chap. 2, pp. 11–82.

Schröder, T.

Urschel, R.

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

Voelkel, D.

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

A. Fix, T. Schröder, R. Wallenstein, J. G. Haub, M. J. Johnson, B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1744 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

W. R. Bosenberg, D. R. Guyer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 387 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2014 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. Huisken, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 805 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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

S. J. Brosnan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Infrared Phys. Technol. (1)

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, D. Voelkel, Infrared Phys. Technol. 36, 171 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

F. Huisken, M. Kaloudis, A. Kulcke, C. Laush, J. M. Lisy, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5366 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

B. J. Orr, M. J. Johnson, J. G. Haub, in Tunable Laser Applications, F. J. Duarte, ed. (Dekker, New York, 1995), Chap. 2, pp. 11–82.

A. Fix, R. Urschel, G. Goeritz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 199–200.

The KTP crystal was supplied by Cluster Ltd., Institute of General Physics, 117942 Moscow, Russia.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simplified sketch of the SM OPO setup: M1, highly reflective rear mirror; M2, output mirror; C, KTP crystal; E, étalon; PZT, piezoelectric translator. Details are described in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Calculated single-pass gain bandwidth for parametric amplification in a 1-cm-long KTP crystal and (b) angle-tuning curves for a KTP OPO. The solid and dashed curves correspond to propagation in the xz and yz planes, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmission curves of the upconverted SM OPO idler radiation through a 1.5-GHz spherical Fabry– Perot interferometer measured with computer-controlled tuning of the SM OPO wavelength. The scan rate was 0.002 cm−1 s−1.

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