Abstract

A widely tunable continuous intracavity-frequency-doubled singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO-doped periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal is described. The idler radiation resonating in the cavity is frequency doubled by an intracavity BBO crystal. Pumped in the green, this system can provide up to 485mW of single-frequency orange radiation. The system is continuously temperature tunable between 1170 and 1355nm for the idler, 876 and 975nm for the signal, and between 585 and 678nm for the doubled idler. The free-running power and frequency stability of the system have been observed to be better than those for a single-mode dye laser.

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