Abstract

We describe a cw optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with multigrating periodically poled LiTaO3. Pumped by a single-frequency 532-nm laser, the OPO emits single-frequency radiation at wavelengths from 0.77 to 1.73 µm with as much as 60 mW of output power. Mode-hop-free operation for as long as 50 min, a low frequency drift <70 MHz/h, and as much as 700-MHz continuous frequency tuning of signal and idler are demonstrated.

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1999 (1)

1998 (5)

1997 (5)

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

1989 (1)

Batchko, R. G.

Beier, B.

Bode, M.

Boller, K. J.

Boller, K.-J.

Byer, R. L.

Chen, D.

Colville, F. G.

Dunn, M. H.

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

Eckardt, R. C.

Fejer, M. M.

Fields, R.

Hecker, A.

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[CrossRef]

Hinkley, D.

Inaba, H.

Kato, M.

K. Mizuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1201 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, S.

Klein, M. E.

Knappe, R.

Kozlovsky, W. J.

Kramper, P.

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Kühnemann, F.

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lee, D.-H.

Martis, A. A. E.

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Meyn, J.-P.

Miller, G. D.

Mizuchi, K.

K. Mizuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1201 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mlynek, J.

S. Schiller, K. Schneider, and J. Mlynek, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1512 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

K. Schneider, M. Bode, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Opt. Lett. 21, 1999 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, O. Mor, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 256.

Mor, O.

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, O. Mor, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 256.

Nabors, C. D.

Padgett, M. J.

Plettner, T.

Pyo, J.

Robertson, G.

Scheidt, M.

Schiller, S.

S. Schiller, K. Schneider, and J. Mlynek, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1512 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Opt. Lett. 22, 1293 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider and S. Schiller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 775 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider, M. Bode, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Opt. Lett. 21, 1999 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, O. Mor, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 256.

Schneider, K.

S. Schiller, K. Schneider, and J. Mlynek, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1512 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider and S. Schiller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 775 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Opt. Lett. 22, 1293 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider, M. Bode, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Opt. Lett. 21, 1999 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, O. Mor, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 256.

Swenson, J.

Taguchi, N.

Tsunekane, M.

Urban, W.

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

Weise, D. R.

Yamamoto, K.

K. Mizuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1201 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

F. Kühnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Schneider and S. Schiller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 775 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Mizuchi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Kato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1201 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Lett. (8)

Other (1)

K. Schneider, P. Kramper, O. Mor, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 256.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. One resonator mirror is coated directly onto one end face of the crystals. Signal and idler are emitted on both sides of the resonator. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO output wavelengths as a function of poling period and of oven temperature: squares, data shifted by -8 K; curves, theory.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Emission range (shaded regions) and output power of the PR-OPO in stable operation. The signal power refers to the output on the crystal side; the idler power is emitted in equal parts on both sides of the cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Long-term measurement of idler frequency, measured with a high-resolution wavemeter, and output powers. A slow drift in pump wavelength or crystal temperature causes the signal frequency to jump between two cavity modes spaced six free spectral ranges apart, with corresponding idler frequency change.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Idler frequency tuning by tuning of the pump frequency by 1.1 GHz, and output powers.

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Pth=Tp+VpTpTp+VpTs+Ts8Esp,

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