Abstract

We report smooth and continuous tuning of the single-frequency output from a continuous-wave, doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on potassium titanyl phosphate. The device is configured as a single cavity and is pumped by the second harmonic of a diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. By simultaneously controlling the cavity length of the OPO and the frequency of the pump laser, we could scan the output frequency of the OPO over a range of 4.5 GHz.

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1994

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

1991

1968

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Colville, F. G.

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dunn, M. H.

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

Eckardt, R. C.

Geusic, J. E.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, A. J.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

Kimble, H. J.

E. S. Polzik, H. Mabuchi, H. J. Kimble, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThK6, p. 434.

Koszlovsky, W. J.

Lee, D.

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1659 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWE5, p. 200.

Levinstein, H. J.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Mabuchi, H.

E. S. Polzik, H. Mabuchi, H. J. Kimble, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThK6, p. 434.

Nabors, C. D.

Padgett, M. J.

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

Polzik, E. S.

E. S. Polzik, H. Mabuchi, H. J. Kimble, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThK6, p. 434.

Rubin, J. J.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Schiller, S.

Sibbett, W.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

Singh, S.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Uitert, L. G.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Wong, N. C.

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1659 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWE5, p. 200.

Yang, S. T.

Zhang, J.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

Appl. Phy. Lett.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, L. G. Uitert, Appl. Phy. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

F. G. Colville, M. J. Padgett, M. H. Dunn, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 1490 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Other

D. Lee, N. C. Wong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWE5, p. 200.

E. S. Polzik, H. Mabuchi, H. J. Kimble, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CThK6, p. 434.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, M. H. Dunn, “Doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillators: tuning behaviour and stability requirements,” submitted toOpt. Commun.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

All-solid-state KTP OPO. M1 is a plane high-reflecting mirror for both 523- and 1047-nm wavelengths. Mirror M2 has radius of curvature of 100 mm and is highly reflective at 1047 nm and highly transmissive at 523 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Free-running OPO output intensity as a function of OPO cavity length over a scan range of 800 nm, showing clusters of mode pairs repeating with a period of half a pump wavelength.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Servo-locked OPO output intensity (top trace) measured on a photodiode as the laser is tuned over a range of 9 GHz. The ramp voltage applied to the piezo element of the pump laser is shown in the bottom trace.

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