Abstract

Optical frequency division by 3 of 532  nm is demonstrated by back-to-back difference-frequency generation in a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal with a double grating. The first grating generates 1596-nm light from 532- and 798-nm inputs, and the second grating mixes the 798-nm input and the 1596-nm output from the first grating to produce a second 1596-nm output. The beat signal between the two 1596-nm outputs is detected and frequency stabilized to yield the 3:1 frequency ratio.

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1993 (2)

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Byer, R. L.

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D. Touahri, O. Acef, A. Clairon, J.-J. Zondy, R. Felder, L. Hilico, B. de Beauvoir, F. Biraben, and F. Nez, Opt. Commun. 133, 471 (1997).
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Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

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D. Touahri, O. Acef, A. Clairon, J.-J. Zondy, R. Felder, L. Hilico, B. de Beauvoir, F. Biraben, and F. Nez, Opt. Commun. 133, 471 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

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D. Touahri, O. Acef, A. Clairon, J.-J. Zondy, R. Felder, L. Hilico, B. de Beauvoir, F. Biraben, and F. Nez, Opt. Commun. 133, 471 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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R. W. Fox, C. S. Weimer, L. Hollberg, and G. C. Turk, Spectrochim. Acta Rev. 15, 291 (1993).

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Wong, N. C.

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D. Touahri, O. Acef, A. Clairon, J.-J. Zondy, R. Felder, L. Hilico, B. de Beauvoir, F. Biraben, and F. Nez, Opt. Commun. 133, 471 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a double-grating PPLN for 3-to-1 frequency division.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Theoretical phase-matching curves for the first DFG process (solid curve) and the second DFG process (dashed curve). Filled circles are the measured values for the first DFG process.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of beat note 3δ averaged over 100 traces. Resolution and video bandwidth, 30  kHz.

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P3ω, 2ωP3ω, ω=3.1×10-4P3ωP2ωPω3,

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