Abstract

We report on a 2.05μm nanosecond master oscillator power amplifier optical parametric source for CO2 differential-absorption lidar. The master oscillator consists of an entangled-cavity nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a type II periodically poled lithium niobate crystal that provides highly stable single-longitudinal-mode radiation. The signal emission is amplified by a multistage parametric amplifier to generate up to 11mJ in a nearly diffraction-limited beam with an M2 quality factor of 1.5 while maintaining single-longitudinal-mode emission with a frequency stability better than 3MHz rms. This approach can be readily applied to the detection of various greenhouse gases.

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A. Cosentino, A. Mondello, A. Sapia, A. D'Ottavi, M. Brotini, E. Nava, E. Stucchi, F. Trespidi, C. Mariottini, P. Wazen, N. Faletto, and M. Fruitet, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO, 2004).

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G. Ehret, A. Fix, V. Weiß, G. Poberaj, and T. Baumert, Appl. Phys. B 67, 427 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wirth, M.

A. Amediek, A. Fix, M. Wirth, and G. Ehret, Appl. Phys. B 92, 295 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. Ehret, C. Kiemle, M. Wirth, A. Amediek, A. Fix, and S. Houweling, Appl. Phys. B 97, 593 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

G. Ehret, C. Kiemle, M. Wirth, A. Amediek, A. Fix, and S. Houweling, Appl. Phys. B 97, 593 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Amediek, A. Fix, M. Wirth, and G. Ehret, Appl. Phys. B 92, 295 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. Ehret, A. Fix, V. Weiß, G. Poberaj, and T. Baumert, Appl. Phys. B 67, 427 (1998).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Phys.

A. Berrou, J.-M. Melkonian, M. Raybaut, A. Godard, E. Rosencher, and M. Lefebvre, C. R. Phys. 8, 1162 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

P. Blau, S. Pearl, S. Fastig, and R. Lavi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44, 867 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

S. Guilbaud, A. Berrou, M. Raybaut, A. Godard, and M. Lefebvre, in Advanced Solid States Photonics (ASSP), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2009).

A. Berrou, M. Raybaut, A. Godard, and M. Lefebvre, in Advanced Solid States Photonics (ASSP), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2008).

A. Cosentino, A. Mondello, A. Sapia, A. D'Ottavi, M. Brotini, E. Nava, E. Stucchi, F. Trespidi, C. Mariottini, P. Wazen, N. Faletto, and M. Fruitet, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO, 2004).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

ECOPO signal and idler mode overlap. A single perfect coincidence of signal and idler modes is obtained. Other coincidences overlap poorly, inducing single-frequency emission.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of MOPA overall design.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump temporal profiles with and without DROPO seeding; the depletion for 86 mJ incident pump on the KTP crystals is 33%.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

2.05 μ m single-mode signal beam: spatial beam quality.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Short-term, shot-by-shot time recording of (a) the signal and (b) pump frequencies over a few tens of seconds; the signal fluctuations are less than 3 MHz rms.

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