Abstract

We report kilohertz repetition-rate pulse-to-pulse wavelength tuning from 3.22 to 3.7 μm in a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Rapid tuning over 400 cm<sup>-1</sup> with random wavelength accessibility is achieved by rotation of the pump beam angle by no more than 24 mrad in the PPLN crystal by use of an acousto-optic beam deflector. Over the entire tuning range, a near-transform-limited OPO bandwidth can be obtained by means of injection seeding with a single-frequency 1.5-μm laser diode. The frequency agility, high repetition rate, and narrow bandwidth of this mid-IR PPLN OPO make it well suited as a lidar transmitter source.

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  3. The 1-mm-thick PPLN crystal was supplied by Lightwave Electronics, Mountain View, California.
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1998

G. W. Baxter, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 66, 653 (1998).

1997

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

G. W. Baxter, J. G. Haub, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2723 (1997).

1996

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 21, 591 (1996).

S. P. Velsko, A. J. Ruggiero, and M. R. Hermann, Proc. SPIE 2833, 144 (1996).

1994

1969

J. Falk and J. Murray, Appl. Phys. Lett. 14, 245 (1969).

Barth, H.-D.

G. W. Baxter, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 66, 653 (1998).

Baxter, G. W.

G. W. Baxter, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 66, 653 (1998).

G. W. Baxter, J. G. Haub, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2723 (1997).

Byer, R. L.

Chourdakis, G.

Eckardt, R. C.

Falk, J.

J. Falk and J. Murray, Appl. Phys. Lett. 14, 245 (1969).

Fejer, M. M.

Galech, J.

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

Gardiner, T. D.

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, G. Chourdakis, and P. T. Woods, Opt. Lett. 19, 281 (1994).

Haub, J. G.

Hermann, M.

S. T. Yang, M. Hermann, and S. P. Velsko, paper TuT4 presented at the Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October 12–17, 1997.

Hermann, M. R.

S. P. Velsko, A. J. Ruggiero, and M. R. Hermann, Proc. SPIE 2833, 144 (1996).

Milton, M. J. T.

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, G. Chourdakis, and P. T. Woods, Opt. Lett. 19, 281 (1994).

Molero, F.

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

Murray, J.

J. Falk and J. Murray, Appl. Phys. Lett. 14, 245 (1969).

Myers, L. E.

Orr, B. J.

G. W. Baxter, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 66, 653 (1998).

G. W. Baxter, J. G. Haub, and B. J. Orr, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2723 (1997).

Ruggiero, A. J.

S. P. Velsko, A. J. Ruggiero, and M. R. Hermann, Proc. SPIE 2833, 144 (1996).

Velsko, S. P.

S. T. Yang, M. Hermann, and S. P. Velsko, paper TuT4 presented at the Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October 12–17, 1997.

S. P. Velsko, A. J. Ruggiero, and M. R. Hermann, Proc. SPIE 2833, 144 (1996).

Woods, P. T.

Yang, S. T.

S. T. Yang, M. Hermann, and S. P. Velsko, paper TuT4 presented at the Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October 12–17, 1997.

Appl. Phys. B

G. W. Baxter, H.-D. Barth, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 66, 653 (1998).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. Falk and J. Murray, Appl. Phys. Lett. 14, 245 (1969).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

M. J. T. Milton, T. D. Gardiner, F. Molero, and J. Galech, Opt. Commun. 142, 153 (1997).

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

S. P. Velsko, A. J. Ruggiero, and M. R. Hermann, Proc. SPIE 2833, 144 (1996).

Other

The 1-mm-thick PPLN crystal was supplied by Lightwave Electronics, Mountain View, California.

S. T. Yang, M. Hermann, and S. P. Velsko, paper TuT4 presented at the Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October 12–17, 1997.

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