Abstract

We describe a cw optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with multigrating periodically poled LiTaO<sub>3</sub> . Pumped by a single-frequency 532-nm laser, the OPO emits single-frequency radiation at wavelengths from 0.77 to 1.73μm with as much as 60 mW of output power. Mode-hop-free operation for as long as 50 min, a low frequency drift (<70MHz/h), and as much as 700-MHz continuous frequency tuning of signal and idler are demonstrated.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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