Abstract

We demonstrate, for what is the first time to our knowledge, long-term stable, continuously tunable operation of a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a single-stripe diode laser without the use of an external semiconductor amplifier. The OPO is based on periodically poled lithium niobate and is pumped by a 150-mW distributed Bragg grating diode laser. 18-mW total output power is generated at 1.3- and 2.3µm wavelengths. A cavity-length servo system allows continuous signal tuning of 17 GHz and idler tuning of 10 GHz, limited only by the range of a piezoelectric cavity mirror mount. OPO tuning is demonstrated from 1.1 to 1.4 µm and from 2.2 to 3.7 µm

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Dunn, M. H.

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

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Hecker, A.

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[CrossRef]

Henderson, A. J.

Klein, M. E.

Kuhnemann, F.

F. Kuhnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
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Laue, C. K.

Lee, D.-H.

Lindsay, I. D.

Martis, A. A. E.

F. Kuhnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
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McGloin, D.

Meyn, J.-P.

Mlynek, J.

F. Kuhnemann, K. Schneider, A. Hecker, A. A. E. Martis, W. Urban, S. Schiller, and J. Mlynek, Appl. Phys. B 66, 741 (1998).
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Myers, L. E.

Padgett, M. J.

Schiller, S.

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

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

Turnbull, G. A.

Urban, W.

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Wallenstein, R.

Zhang, J.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the diode-pumped OPO configuration. PZT, piezoelectric transducer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Idler tuning measured in OPO’s by use of three different OPO sets of cavity optics.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

1.3µm OPO signal amplitude as a function of time over 30 min under cavity servo lock. The standard deviation (sdev) in amplitude is 0.2%.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

20-pm wavelength scan of 2.3µm OPO idler wavelength through the R6 absorption line in carbon monoxide, showing normalized transmitted amplitude through the cell.

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