Abstract

Periodically poled lithium niobate has been used in a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a cw mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. A tuning range of 1.15 to 2.4 µm was achieved when the pump was tuned, and this range was limited only by the mirror reflection bandwidth. Thresholds as low as 18  mW and an overall slope efficiency of 44% were observed, with average output powers of 130  mW (70  mW) for the signal (idler).

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout: M1, High reflector with 150-mm radius of curvature; M2, high reflector with 100-mm radius of curvature; M3, plane high reflector or output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Wavelength tuning of the Ti:sapphire-pumped PPLN OPO with two gratings. The available mirror bandwidth is denoted by the shaded region.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power and pump depletion versus pump power at the crystal for two different signal and idler pairs.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation of 1.277-µm pulses from PPLN OPO. The dashed curve in (b) is a sech2 fit to the experimental data.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Theoretical tuning behavior for various grating periods at a temperature of 170 °C. Also shown are the conditions for third-order QPM (circles) of the sum-frequency process.

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