Abstract

We report on a diode-laser pumped cw optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on quasi-phase-matched periodically poled lithium tantalate. Pumped by the 2.3-W single-frequency, nearly diffraction-limited 925-nm output of an InGaAs diode master-oscillator power amplifier, the pump and signal resonant OPO generates a single-frequency idler wave with an output of as much as 244  mW. The wavelengths of the signal and idler waves are widely tunable in the range 1.552.3 µm by use of different poling periods (27.3 to 27.9 µm) and by variation of the crystal temperature in the range 70–190 °C.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Scheidt, B. Beier, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Lett. 22, 1287 (1997).
[Crossref]

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Arvidsson, G.

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
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Aytur, O.

Beier, B.

M. Scheidt, B. Beier, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Lett. 22, 1287 (1997).
[Crossref]

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

Birmontas, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1243 (1983).
[Crossref]

Boller, K.-J.

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

M. Scheidt, B. Beier, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Lett. 22, 1287 (1997).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Byer, R. L.

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckhardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[Crossref]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Chen, Q.

Q. Chen and W. P. Risk, Electron. Lett. 30, 1516 (1994).
[Crossref]

Couillaud, B.

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[Crossref]

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

Eckhardt, R. C.

Eger, D.

M. Oron, M. Katz, and D. Eger, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[Crossref]

Fejer, M. M.

Hänsch, T.

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[Crossref]

Henriksson, P.

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
[Crossref]

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Karlsson, H.

D. R. Reid, Z. Penman, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, H. Karlsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 22, 1397 (1997).
[Crossref]

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
[Crossref]

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 15.

Kartaloglu, T.

Kato, M.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2943 (1995).
[Crossref]

Katz, M.

M. Oron, M. Katz, and D. Eger, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[Crossref]

Koprulu, K. G.

Laurell, F.

D. R. Reid, Z. Penman, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, H. Karlsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 22, 1397 (1997).
[Crossref]

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
[Crossref]

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 15.

Littman, M. G.

Liu, K.

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

Meyn, J.-P.

Miller, R. C.

R. C. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 17 (1964).
[Crossref]

Mizuuchi, K.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2943 (1995).
[Crossref]

Myers, L. E.

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997), and references therein.
[Crossref]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckhardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[Crossref]

Oron, M.

M. Oron, M. Katz, and D. Eger, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[Crossref]

Penman, Z.

Pierce, J. W.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1243 (1983).
[Crossref]

Reid, D. R.

Risk, W. P.

Scheidt, M.

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

M. Scheidt, B. Beier, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Lett. 22, 1287 (1997).
[Crossref]

Sibbett, W.

Stabinis, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1243 (1983).
[Crossref]

Sundheimer, M.

Sutherland, R. L.

R. L. Sutherland, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics (Dekker, New York, 1996), Chap. 3.

Wallenstein, R.

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

M. Scheidt, B. Beier, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Opt. Lett. 22, 1287 (1997).
[Crossref]

Woll, D.

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

Yamamoto, K.

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2943 (1995).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 2943 (1995).
[Crossref]

R. C. Miller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 17 (1964).
[Crossref]

B. Beier, D. Woll, M. Scheidt, K.-J. Boller, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 315 (1997).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (3)

M. Oron, M. Katz, and D. Eger, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[Crossref]

H. Karlsson, F. Laurell, P. Henriksson, and G. Arvidsson, Electron. Lett. 32, 556 (1996).
[Crossref]

Q. Chen and W. P. Risk, Electron. Lett. 30, 1516 (1994).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997), and references therein.
[Crossref]

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2631 (1992).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1243 (1983).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 15.

R. L. Sutherland, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics (Dekker, New York, 1996), Chap. 3.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependence of the wavelengths of the signal and the idler waves on the QPM grating period calculated for a nearly degenerate PPLT OPO pumped at 915  nm. Radiation at wavelengths smaller than 1.830 µm corresponds to the signal wave. The 35-mm-long crystal has a QPM grating period acceptance of δΛ=0.019 µm and a spectral gain bandwidth of δλ=0.69 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Power of the generated 2.12 µm idler wave as a function of the 925-nm pump power. Crystal temperature, 156.7 °C; poling period, 27.5 µm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPO signal wavelength as a function of the temperature for seven QPM grating periods ΛE ranging from 27.3 to 27.9 µm. Solid curves, the wavelengths calculated for grating periods ΛT=27.227.6 µm.

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