Abstract

We show that nanosecond optical parametric oscillators pumped well above threshold by single-longitudinal-mode pulses produce signal and idler light that is nearly purely phase modulated under a variety of conditions, including both seeded and unseeded operation.

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

Alford, W. J.

Bamford, D. J.

Bischel, W. K.

Bjorklund, G. C.

Bloch, J. C.

Bowers, M. S.

Brosnan, S. J.

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

Byer, R. L.

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

Dyer, M. J.

Eyler, E. E.

Field, R. W.

Gallagher, T. F.

Gangopadhyay, S.

Gounand, R.

Heitler, W.

W. Heitler, The Quantum Theory of Radiation, 3rd ed. (Dover, New York, 1984), Sec. II.

Hickman, A. P.

Kachru, R.

Lenth, W.

Melikechi, N.

Raymond, T. D.

Smith, A. V.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the experimental apparatus: PZT, piezoelectric transducer; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate. Details of the experiment are given in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal pulse time profiles. Profiles in (a) were measured with a 3.2-GHz bandwidth detection system. Profiles are normalized to have equal peak heights.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Scanning Fabry–Perot étalon spectrum of 532-nm light produced by sum-frequency mixing of the signal and the idler for unseeded operation. The étalon free spectral range of ~40 GHz is less than the unseeded OPO linewidth.

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