Abstract

We demonstrate an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on GaAs pumped with linearly polarized and circularly polarized light and show that the relative OPO thresholds agree with theoretical expectations. For the circularly polarized pump, the threshold was as low as for the [111]-linearly polarized pump case. The pump was also passed through a Lyot depolarizer to produce pseudo-depolarized light, and the OPO threshold in this case was only 22% higher than that for [001]-linearly polarized pump.

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B. J. Perrett, P. D. Mason, P. A. Webber, S. C. Woods, and D. A. Orchard, Proc. SPIE 6455, 64550A (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O'Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, J. Cryst. Growth 287, 673 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

C. B. Ebert, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, and J. S. Harris, J. Cryst. Growth 202, 187 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. Koh, T. Kondo, M. Ebihara, T. Ishiwada, H. Sawada, H. Ichinose, I. Shoji, and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 38, L508 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Antoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

S. J. B. Yoo, C. Caneau, R. Bhat, M. A. Koza, A. Rajhel, and N. Antoniades, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2609 (1996).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (2)

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O'Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, J. Cryst. Growth 287, 673 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Ebert, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, and J. S. Harris, J. Cryst. Growth 202, 187 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 (1)

S. Koh, T. Kondo, M. Ebihara, T. Ishiwada, H. Sawada, H. Ichinose, I. Shoji, and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 38, L508 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (1)

B. J. Perrett, P. D. Mason, P. A. Webber, S. C. Woods, and D. A. Orchard, Proc. SPIE 6455, 64550A (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

R. L. Byer and R. L. Herbst, in Nonlinear Infrared Generation, Y.-R.Shen, ed. (Springer-Verlag, 1977), pp. 81-137.

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, and D. Weyburne, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThG4.
[PubMed]

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, and D. Weyburne, 'Polarization dependence of optical parametric generation in orientation-patterned GaAs,' presented at the Sixth Annual Stanford Photonics Research Center Symposium, Stanford, Calif., September 18-20, 2006.

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, 1984), p. 60.

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(a) Sketch of the propagation geometry in OP - GaAs and several key crystallographic directions. (b) Relative gain, expressed as ( d eff d 14 ) 2 , as a function of angle to the [110] direction for a linearly polarized pump.

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Experimental setup for the OP - GaAs OPO.

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OP - GaAs OPO energy curves for [001]-, [110]-, and [111]-linearly polarized pumps, as well as circularly polarized and pseudo-depolarized pumps.

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Table 1 Expected OPO Outputs and Associated Effective Nonlinear Coefficients for Several Pump Polarizations

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P i NL ( ω 1 ) = 2 ϵ 0 j k d i j k E j * ( ω 2 ) E k ( ω 3 ) ,
P i NL ( ω 1 , prop ) = 2 ϵ 0 d eff E ( ω 2 ) E ( ω 3 ) .

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