Abstract

A singly resonant optical parametric oscillator is reported that uses a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal and is synchronously pumped by a cw mode-locked 1.047-μm Nd:YLF laser. Picosecond pulses were tunable from 1.67 to 2.806 μm. Mean output powers of 120 mW (90 mW) were obtained for the signal (idler) wave with an overall slope efficiency of 61% at a pump depletion of 75% when the oscillator was operating at three times above threshold.

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1994 (1)

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

G. J. Edwards, M. Lawrence, Opt. Quantum Electron. 16, 373 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Barr, J. R. M.

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Butterworth, S. D.

S. D. Butterworth, S. Girard, D. C. Hanna, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Butterworth, V. Pruneri, D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CThA1.

V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1of Topics in Optics and Spectroscopy, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper PD 17.

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Caplen, J. E.

Chen, Z. J.

Clarkson, W. A.

Eckardt, R. C.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Edwards, G. J.

G. J. Edwards, M. Lawrence, Opt. Quantum Electron. 16, 373 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Galvanauskas, A.

Girard, S.

S. D. Butterworth, S. Girard, D. C. Hanna, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

S. D. Butterworth, S. Girard, D. C. Hanna, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1of Topics in Optics and Spectroscopy, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper PD 17.

S. D. Butterworth, V. Pruneri, D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CThA1.

Harter, D.

Kazansky, P. G.

Koch, R.

Lawrence, M.

G. J. Edwards, M. Lawrence, Opt. Quantum Electron. 16, 373 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Minelly, J. D.

Myers, L. E.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

Pierce, J. W.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pruneri, V.

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Butterworth, V. Pruneri, D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CThA1.

V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1of Topics in Optics and Spectroscopy, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper PD 17.

Russell, J.

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

St, P.

V. Pruneri, R. Koch, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 20, 2375 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Webjörn, J.

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Webjörn, V. Pruneri, J. R. M. Barr, P. St, J. Russell, D. C. Hanna, Electron. Lett. 30, 894 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

S. D. Butterworth, S. Girard, D. C. Hanna, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2084–2320 (1995); D. E. Spence, S. Wielandy, C. L. Tang, C. Bosshard, P. Günter, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 452 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. J. Edwards, M. Lawrence, Opt. Quantum Electron. 16, 373 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

S. D. Butterworth, V. Pruneri, D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CThA1.

V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 1of Topics in Optics and Spectroscopy, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper PD 17.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout: M1, high reflector with 100-mm radius of curvature; M2, high reflector with 150-mm radius of curvature; M3, high reflector or output coupler for the signal wave; APM, additive-pulse mode-locked.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Second-harmonic (SH) versus fundamental wavelength for 5th-order QPM. The dashed curve is a theoretical curve. For 6th-order QPM the curve has a similar shape and is centered around 971 nm with a bandwidth of 0.22 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temperature tuning of the PPLN OPO. The solid curve is calculated with the Sellmeier equations of Edwards and Lawrence.9 The shaded area is the mirror bandwidth.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power and depletion versus crystal pump power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation of signal pulses at 1824 nm. The dotted–dashed curve is a fit with a 2.65-ps sech2 pulse shape.

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