Abstract

A compact and efficient source of cw single-frequency radiation at 532 nm with excellent long-term stability has been realized by external frequency doubling of a diode-pumped miniature Nd:YAG ring laser. With a semimonolithic MgO:LiNbO3 resonator an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 89% from 1064 to 532 nm at an output power of 1.1 W was achieved, with a wall plug efficiency of 9%. This system represents an ideal pump source for narrow-linewidth cw optical parametric oscillators with good frequency stability.

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I. Freitag, D. Golla, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, K. Danzmann, Appl. Phys. B 60, 255 (1995).

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Hall, J. L.

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Hansen, H.

Henking, R.

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J. Hong, C. Yelland, M. H. Dunn, W. Sibbett, B. D. Sinclair, J. Mod. Opt. 41, 1227 (1994).
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Hough, J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Jundt, D.

Kane, T. J.

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Kowalski, F. V.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
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Pohalski, C. C.

Polzik, E. S.

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Route, R. K.

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[CrossRef]

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Ward, H.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

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I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 115, 511 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. Freitag, D. Golla, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, K. Danzmann, Appl. Phys. B 60, 255 (1995).

Yang, S. T.

Yelland, C.

J. Hong, C. Yelland, M. H. Dunn, W. Sibbett, B. D. Sinclair, J. Mod. Opt. 41, 1227 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

I. Freitag, D. Golla, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, K. Danzmann, Appl. Phys. B 60, 255 (1995).

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

S. Schiller, G. Breitenbach, R. Paschotta, J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 3374 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

W. J. Kozlovsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

J. Hong, C. Yelland, M. H. Dunn, W. Sibbett, B. D. Sinclair, J. Mod. Opt. 41, 1227 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 115, 511 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

K. Schneider, S. Schiller, “Multiple conversion and optical limiting in a subharmonic-pumped parametric oscillator,” submitted to Opt. Lett.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. The MgO:LiNbO3 crystal is located in an oven (not shown). The complete setup covers a total area of less than 0.3 m2.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Generated second-harmonic power and conversion efficiency as a function of mode-matched fundamental power. Squares and diamonds, data; curves, theory.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Long-term measurement of the generated second-harmonic power at a mode-matched input power of 1.25 W. The standard deviation over 10 h is 0.6%. The same data are also shown with a vertical scale that is enlarged by a factor of 10.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Frequency drift of the second-harmonic output. The data were obtained by measurement of the change in the power transmitted through an I2 cell.

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