Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first demonstration of an optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by the 1.55µm output of an erbium-doped fiber laser. The oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate, produced 8µJ idler output near 3.8 µm at a 500-Hz repetition rate when it was pumped with 100µJ 60-ns pulses at 1.55 µm. Temperature tuning of the 50-mm-long PPLN crystal gave signal and idler ranges of 2.55 to 2.7 µm and 3.65 to 3.96 µm, respectively, limited by mirror reflectivity. A signal-tuning range of 40 nm was observed for 13.5 nm of pump tuning with a fixed grating period and temperature. The optical parameter oscillator could be operated at low temperature with no sign of photorefractive damage.

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1997 (3)

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Britton, P. E.

Broderick, N. G.

Caplen, J.

Caplen, J. E.

N. J. Traynor, L. Lefort, A. B. Grudinin, J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, and D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 114.

Dong, L.

Falk, J.

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[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

Fermann, M. E.

Galvanauskas, A.

Grudinin, A. B.

N. J. Traynor, L. Lefort, A. B. Grudinin, J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, and D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 114.

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Minelly, J. D.

N. J. Traynor, L. Lefort, A. B. Grudinin, J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, and D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 114.

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N. J. Traynor, L. Lefort, A. B. Grudinin, J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, and D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 114.

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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Guha, F. Wu, and J. Falk, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 907 (1982).
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Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

N. J. Traynor, L. Lefort, A. B. Grudinin, J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, and D. C. Hanna, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 114.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the setup: LMA, large-mode-area; AOM, acousto-optic modulator; HR, highly reflecting.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Energy characteristics of the generated idler output at 2.61 µm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump-pulse depletion at 2.58 µm. Inset, temporal profiles of the depleted (solid curve) and the undepleted (dashed curve) pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temperature tuning of the signal and the idler wavelengths with a 1.55µm pump. Dots, measured values; solid curves, predicted values.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pump tuning of the signal and the idler wavelengths at a constant temperature (180 °C). Dots, measured values; solid curves, predicted values.

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