Abstract

Spectral and temporal properties of a scanning injection-seeded β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator pumped by the third harmonic of a 10-Hz Nd:YAG laser have been studied. The seed source was a cw diode laser with a wavelength of 830 nm tunable over a range of 50 GHz. We measured the bandwidth of the seeded optical parameter oscillator, using a two-photon resonance in barium and a Fabry–Perot étalon, to be approximately 400 MHz for pump power levels more than two times above threshold. This is ~2 times the Fourier-transform-limited bandwidth. At lower pump powers the bandwidth was smaller.

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup: PD’s, photodiodes; PB, Pellin-Broca prism; EM, electromultiplier; GI, gated integrator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Two-photon transition in barium at 16 112.8640 cm−1. (b) Reference iodine absorption spectrum. The smooth curve in each is a fit to the data.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Linewidth measurements of the idler of the seeded OPO as a function of pump power obtained with the étalon (circles) and deduced from the rise time of the pulse (triangles). P, pump power; Pthr, pump power at the threshold of the OPO.

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