Abstract

We used elliptical beams to demonstrate aperture scaling effects in nanosecond single-grating and multigrating periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) monolithic optical parametric oscillators and generators. Increasing the cavity Fresnel number in single-grating crystals broadened both the beam divergence and the spectral bandwidth. Both effects are explained in terms of the phase-matching geometry. These effects are suppressed when a multigrating PPLN crystal is used because the individual gratings provide small effective subapertures. A flood-pumped multigrating optical parametric generator displayed a low output beam divergence and contained 19 pairs of signal and idler frequencies.

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D. Matthews, L. R. Marshall, L. Myers, and J. J. Ewing, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 244.

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Y. Furukawa, K. Kitamura, V. Gopalan, T. E. Mitchell, G. Foulon, A. Alexandrovski, R. K. Route, and M. M. Fejer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 167–168.

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