Abstract

Narrowband tuning of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is achieved with a self-adaptive injection-seeded optical cavity employing a phase-conjugate reflector. This approach is used in a novel OPO system based on periodically poled KTiOPO4 and pumped at 532 nm by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The OPO is injection seeded at 835–855 nm by a continuous-wave tunable diode laser, which also enables a Rh:BaTiO3 photorefractive crystal to act as a wavelength-selective phase-conjugate reflector, with no need for active control of cavity length. The single-longitudinal-mode tunability and operational simplicity of this OPO system are demonstrated experimentally.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  2. Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  3. Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. He and B. J. Orr, Appl. Opt. 40, 4836 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  5. B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  6. S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.
  7. A. C. Chiang, Y. Y. Lin, T. D. Wang, Y. C. Huang, and J. T. Shy, Opt. Lett. 27, 1815 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  8. K. O. Hill and G. Meltz, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
    [CrossRef]
  9. A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  10. A. Godard, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, P. Graindorge, and P. Martin, Opt. Lett. 26, 1955 (2001).
    [CrossRef]

2002 (2)

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. C. Chiang, Y. Y. Lin, T. D. Wang, Y. C. Huang, and J. T. Shy, Opt. Lett. 27, 1815 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

2000 (1)

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

K. O. Hill and G. Meltz, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Austin, B. D. W.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Baxter, G. W.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.

Chiang, A. C.

Fischer, B.

B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Garmire, E. M.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.

Godard, A.

Graindorge, P.

Halloway, C. A.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Haub, J. G.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

He, Y.

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. He and B. J. Orr, Appl. Opt. 40, 4836 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hill, K. O.

K. O. Hill and G. Meltz, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y. C.

Klein, M. B.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lépine, T.

S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.

Lin, Y. Y.

Martin, P.

Meltz, G.

K. O. Hill and G. Meltz, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Milce, A. P.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Millerd, J.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Nibler, J. W.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Orr, B. J.

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. He and B. J. Orr, Appl. Opt. 40, 4836 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Partovi, A.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Pauliat, G.

Payne, M. A.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Roosen, G.

Shy, J. T.

Steier, W. H.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sternklar, S.

B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Trivedi, S. B.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Victori, S.

S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.

Wang, P.

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T. D.

Weiss, S.

B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
[CrossRef]

White, R. T.

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ziari, M.

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D. W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. W. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Partovi, J. Millerd, E. M. Garmire, M. Ziari, W. H. Steier, S. B. Trivedi, and M. B. Klein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 846 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

B. Fischer, S. Sternklar, and S. Weiss, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 550 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

K. O. Hill and G. Meltz, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Photon. News (1)

Y. He, P. Wang, R. T. White, and B. J. Orr, Opt. Photon. News 13(5), 56 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

Y. He, G. W. Baxter, and B. J. Orr, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 3203 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

S. Victori, T. Lépine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), pp. 66–69.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Narrowband, nanosecond-pulsed OPO tuned by injection seeding with a self-adaptive phase-conjugate cavity mirror based on a PC-M1. TFP, thin-film polarizer; HWP, half-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectivity spectrum of a photorefractive grating (created in Rh:BaTiO3 crystal PC-M1 by 1.7-mW SLM seed radiation at zero relative frequency), measured at 850 nm by a low-power <25µW tunable probe beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Observed (filled circles) cavity ringdown absorption spectrum of CO2 gas (20 Torr, 300 K), measured by continuous SLM tuning of the SAT OPO idler output. The observed data points are well fitted by a Lorentzian profile (continuous curve).

Metrics