Abstract

We have confirmed that single-frequency oscillation of a continuous-wave singly resonant optical parametric oscillator is limited to operation below a critical value of the pumping ratio, as predicted by early theoretical treatments. We also report different regimes of spectral broadening as well as stimulated Raman conversion of the signal wave above this critical pump level. We show that spectral broadening may be eliminated by implementing output coupling of the signal wave and demonstrate 8.6W of total signal and idler output with single-frequency spectra at both wavelengths for 14.5W of pump power.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Idler output power as a function of pump power measured by using an HR cavity and by replacing one HR mirror with a 3% transmitting mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal and idler output power as a function of pump power measured in a cavity with a 3% transmitting mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of signal wavelength, in an OPO cavity consisting only of HR mirrors, at pumping ratios of 1.3, 4, and 9.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of signal wavelength in an OPO cavity using a 3% transmitting mirror, at pumping ratios of 1.3, 1.6, and 2.5.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Wider view of spectrum in vicinity of the signal wavelength, in an OPO cavity using HR mirrors, at pumping ratios of 1.3, 2, and 8.

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