Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled KTiOPO4. The 10-mm-long flux-grown crystal had a quasi-phase-matched period of 9 µm. The pump source was a miniature frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser, and the threshold power of this doubly resonant device was 51 mW. The OPO was operated near room temperature. The signal and the idler wavelengths could be tuned in the range 1037–1093 nm by variation of the crystal temperature (32–38 °C) and the cavity length. Unlike in other nonlinear crystals, green-induced infrared absorption was not observed up to the highest pumping intensity of 4.5 kW/cm2.

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

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[CrossRef]

K. Mizuuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1201 (1997).
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Electron Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1974 (1992).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Arie, G. Rosenman, V. Mahal, A. Skliar, M. Oron, M. Katz, and D. Eger, Opt. Commun. 142, 265 (1997).
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Opt. Lett. (5)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the PP-KTP-based OPO. The Nd:YAG laser is used for alignment. The frequency-doubled Nd:YAG is the pump source.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO output, OPO filtered output (with a monochromator), and transmitted pump signal as the cavity length is scanned by application of a ramp voltage to a piezo-controlled mirror. A similar output trace is obtained each time the cavity length changes by one pump wavelength. Inset: OPO output when the cavity length is adjusted so that the OPO is kept above threshold.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Signal and idler wavelengths as the cavity length is tuned. The crystal temperature is fixed in this case. (b) Combined temperature and cavity-length tuning: vertical lines, experimental results; solid curve, calculated results in the case of perfect phase matching; dotted curves, calculated results for a phase mismatch for which the parametric gain is equal to the loss; horizontal dashed–dotted lines: mirror reflectivity limit.

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