Abstract

The results of a simple scheme to generate continuously tunable pulsed narrow-bandwidth (less than 0.1 cm <sup>-1</sup>) light in the infrared are presented. A periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) optical parametric amplifier is seeded with the filtered output of a PPLN optical parametric generator. A high-finesse Fabry–Perot etalon is used as the filtering element, giving bandwidths as narrow as 0.08 cm <sup>-1</sup> and tunable over 18 cm <sup>-1</sup> without any adjustments to the PPLN crystals. High efficiency is obtained with a 15-ns 1-kHz Nd:YAG laser, giving energies of up to 180 µJ of signal at 1.6 µm and 60 µJ of idler at 3.3 µm .

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A. Zakel, M. Missey, V. Dominic, P. P. Yaney, P. E. Powers, and T. D. Raymond, paper WMM5 presented at the 1998 OSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., October 4–9, 1998.

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H.-J. Krause and W. Daum, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2180 (1992).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Y. Ishigame, T. Suhara, and H. Nishihara, Opt. Lett. 16, 375 (1991).

Opt. Commun.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. DiTrapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, Opt. Commun. 118, 353 (1995).

Opt. Lett.

Other

A. Zakel, M. Missey, V. Dominic, P. P. Yaney, P. E. Powers, and T. D. Raymond, paper WMM5 presented at the 1998 OSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., October 4–9, 1998.

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