Abstract

We report on what is to our knowledge the first realization of a quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a crystal with a cylindrical shape. The main reason for interest in this device is its broad, continuous tuning. In experiments with a 1064-nm pump, the signal tuning range was equal to 525  nm (1515–2040  nm), and the corresponding idler was continuously tuned over 1340  nm (2220–3560  nm). The angular tuning was 26°, with only a minor variation of the OPO threshold over the entire tuning range.

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[CrossRef]

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H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3474 (1997).
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Arie, A.

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 914 (1999).
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Bisson, S. E.

Boller, K.-J.

Bosenberg, W. R.

Boulanger, B.

J. P. Fève, O. Pacaud, B. Boulanger, B. Ménaert, and M. Renard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1 (2002).
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Kaz, A.

Klein, M. E.

Kulp, T. J.

Laurell, F.

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[CrossRef]

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3474 (1997).
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Lee, D.-H.

Marnier, G.

B. Boulanger, J. P. Fève, B. Ménaert, and G. Marnier, French patent2,771,519 (May28, 1999) and “Means for generating optical radiations tuneable at least in frequency,” International PCTWO99/28785 (October6, 1999).

Marshall, L. R.

Ménaert, B.

J. P. Fève, O. Pacaud, B. Boulanger, B. Ménaert, and M. Renard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 914 (1999).
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V. Pasiskevicius, H. Karlsson, J. A. Tellefsen, F. Laurell, R. Butkus, A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, and A. Stabinis, Opt. Lett. 25, 969 (2000).
[CrossRef]

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Pickarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun.365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Stabinis, A.

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Pickarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun.365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

V. Pasiskevicius, H. Karlsson, J. A. Tellefsen, F. Laurell, R. Butkus, A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, and A. Stabinis, Opt. Lett. 25, 969 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tellefsen, J. A.

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, S.

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Pickarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun.365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3474 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 914 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

V. Smilgevicius, A. Stabinis, A. Pickarskas, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, S. Wang, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun.365 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

R. L. Byer, in Treatise in Quantum Electronics, H. Rabin and C. L. Tang, eds. (Academic, New York, 1973), Vol. 1, pp. 587–702.

B. Boulanger, J. P. Fève, B. Ménaert, and G. Marnier, French patent2,771,519 (May28, 1999) and “Means for generating optical radiations tuneable at least in frequency,” International PCTWO99/28785 (October6, 1999).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the OPO with a PPKTP crystal with a cylindrical shape. The plus and minus signs denote the polarization directions of the ferroelectric domains. The gray areas are unpoled. x, y, and z are the crystallographic axes, and z is the polar axis. The grating vector is Kg, Λ is the period of the grating, and kp,s,i are the interacting wave vectors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral-tuning curve as a function of the revolution angle, α. The filled squares are the experimental points. We calculated the solid curve by taking into account that γα, and the dashed curve was calculated with Eq.  (2); both were calculated with refractive indices from Ref.  11.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPO peak intensity threshold for mirrors sets A (filled squares) and B (open circles) versus signal wavelength. The solid curves are the transmission of output coupler M2 for each mirror set.

Equations (2)

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sinγ=kp-kskisinα.
nzλpλp-nzλsλs-nzλiλi-cosαΛ=0.

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