Abstract

We report a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4 (PPRTA). The singly resonant OPO, which is located within a Ti:sapphire laser, has a high-finesse signal cavity and delivers a maximum output power of 270  mW to the nonresonant idler wave at 2.92 µm, through a 4.5-mm PPRTA crystal. For room-temperature operation and a crystal with a 30µm grating period, pump tuning over 838–848  nm results in OPO tuning over 1.131.27 µm (signal) and 2.533.26 µm (idler), limited by the bandwidth of optical coatings. PPRTA exhibits thermal properties superior to those of periodically poled LiNbO3.

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T. J. Edwards, G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and F. G. Colville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 1527 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Kennedy, D. T. Reid, A. Miller, M. Ebrahimzadeh, H. Karlsson, G. Arvidsson, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 23, 503 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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1994 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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Byer, R. L.

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[CrossRef]

Cheng, L. T.

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Colville, F. G.

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[CrossRef]

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Drobshoff, A.

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Ebrahimzadeh, M.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

G. A. Turnbull, T. J. Edwards, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, Electron. Lett. 33, 1817 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, “Continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillators:?An analysis of power characteristics,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, and J. D. Bierlein, J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Henriksson, P.

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

Hotsenpiller, P. A. M.

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, and J. D. Bierlein, J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, H.

Kennedy, G. T.

Laurell, F.

Miller, A.

Myers, L. E.

Penman, Z. E.

Pierce, J. W.

Reid, D. T.

Sibbett, W.

Turnbull, G. A.

T. J. Edwards, G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and F. G. Colville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 1527 (1998).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Turnbull, T. J. Edwards, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, Electron. Lett. 33, 1817 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, “Continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillators:?An analysis of power characteristics,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. J. Edwards, G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and F. G. Colville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 1527 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

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

G. A. Turnbull, T. J. Edwards, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, Electron. Lett. 33, 1817 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

L. K. Cheng, L. T. Cheng, J. Galperin, P. A. M. Hotsenpiller, and J. D. Bierlein, J. Cryst. Growth 137, 107 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

G. A. Turnbull, M. H. Dunn, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, “Continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillators:?An analysis of power characteristics,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of the cw intracavity SRO. M1–M7, mirrors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intracavity power characteristics of the Ti:sapphire laser, with a clear indication of the pump-clamping effect above SRO threshold. (b) SRO downconverted power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output-power performance of the PPRTA SRO as a function of argon-ion input power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Downconversion efficiency of the SRO as a function of argon-ion input power.

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PDC=2Pi/ηi1+λi/λs,
PthSRO=PinPthTIS1/2,

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