Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first use of a multilongitudinal-mode frequency-doubled microchip laser to pump a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO). This compact OPO is based on potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) and operates with a low pump power threshold of 35  mW. The OPO output consists of a single pair of signal and idler modes even though it is pumped with a multilongitudinal-mode pump laser. We achieved smooth tuning (1.7  GHz) of the output frequencies by temperature tuning of the pump laser.

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Bosenberg, W. R.

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Drobshoff, A.

Dunn, M. H.

Eckardt, R. C.

Geusic, J. E.

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Kemp, A.

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Kozlovsky, W. J.

Kramper, P.

Lee, D.

Levinstein, H. J.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
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Mlynek, J.

Myers, L. E.

Nabors, C. D.

Oshman, M. K.

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Padgett, M. J.

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R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
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Singh, S.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Uitert, V.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Wong, N. C.

Young, J. F.

R. L. Byer, M. K. Oshman, J. F. Young, and S. E. Harris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 13, 109 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, J. Zhang, W. Sibbett, and M. H. Dunn, Opt. Lett. 20, 1029 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, F. G. Colville, J. Zhang, and M. H. Dunn, Opt. Commun. 119, 256 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. G. Smith, J. E. Geusic, H. J. Levinstein, J. J. Rubin, S. Singh, and V. Uitert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 308 (1968).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Byer, M. K. Oshman, J. F. Young, and S. E. Harris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 13, 109 (1968).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

J. J. Zayhowski, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

A. J. Henderson, M. J. Padgett, F. G. Colville, J. Zhang, and M. H. Dunn, Opt. Commun. 119, 256 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

R. S. Conroy, A. Kemp, N. MacKinnon, and B. D. Sinclair, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 521.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of a microchip pump source and a DRO. The pump laser is based on a sandwich of 3%-doped Nd:YVO4 3 mm×3 mm×0.5 mm and KTP 5 mm×5 mm×2 mm. The external faces are coated for high reflection at 1064  nm and transmissive at 532  nm. This sandwich was pumped by a 1.2-W laser diode. PZT, piezoelectric transducer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The output of the OPO when it is pumped by a multilongitudinal-mode pump laser consists of a single pair of signal and idler modes. The output was observed with a Fabry–Perot interferometer. FSR, free spectral range.

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