Abstract

Frequency-stable operation of a diode-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) of RbTiOAsO4 is demonstrated. Piezoelectric and fast electro-optic control of the optical length of the two-mirror OPO cavity (resonant for the pump and the idler waves) compensates for thermal changes in the refractive index of the OPO crystal (induced by absorption of pump light) and acoustic perturbations of the cavity length. Pumped by 405  mW of the 810-nm output of a GaAlAs master-oscillator-tapered-amplifier diode laser system, the OPO generates a power-stable single-frequency signal wave at 1.24  µm with an output of 84  mW and a spectral bandwidth of less than 10  MHz.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Other (3)

M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optical Society (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), p. 334.

E. S. Polzik and H. J. Kimble, Proc. SPIE1561, 143 (1993); E. S. Polzik, H. Mabuchi, and 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) p. 434.
[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: See text for details.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Wavelengths of the signal and the idler waves and (b) the pump power at threshold of the two-mirror pump-and-idler-resonant RTA-OPO pumped by a single-mode Ti:sapphire laser at 763–822  nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral variation of the pump power at threshold of the three-mirror dual-cavity RTA-OPO.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal-wave output power of the RTA-OPO with a stabilized pump-and-idler-resonant two-mirror cavity pumped by the 810-nm output of the diode MOPA system.

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