Abstract

We report a stable, high-power, cw, mid-IR optical parametric oscillator using MgO-doped stoichiometric periodically poled LiTaO3 (MgO:sPPLT) pumped by a Yb fiber laser at 1064nm. The singly resonant oscillator (SRO), based on a 30mm long crystal, is tunable over 430nm from 3032 to 3462nm and can generate as much as 5.5W of mid-IR output power, with >4W of over 60% of the tuning range and under reduced thermal effects, enabling room temperature operation. Idler power scaling measurements at 3.3μm are compared with an MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 cw SRO, confirming that MgO:sPPLT is an attractive material for multiwatt mid-IR generation. The idler output at 3299nm exhibits a peak-to-peak power stability better than 12.8% over 5h and frequency stability of 1GHz, while operating close to room temperature, and has a linewidth of 0.2nm, limited by the resolution of the wavemeter. The corresponding signal linewidth at 1570nm is 21MHz.

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[Crossref]

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S. M. Cristescu, S. T. Persijn, S. Te Lintel Eckert, and F. J. M. Harren, Appl. Phys. B 92, 343 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

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A. Henderson and R. Stafford, Appl. Phys. B 85, 181 (2006).
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J. J. Longdell, M. J. Sellars, and N. B. Manson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 130503 (2004).
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N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
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2000 (1)

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[Crossref]

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Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Eger, D.

Fayaz, G. R.

Furukawa, Y.

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Hatanaka, T.

Henderson, A.

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, Appl. Phys. B 85, 181 (2006).
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Ishizuki, H.

Ito, H.

Katz, M.

Kitamura, K.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
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Kumar, S. Chaitanya

Kurimura, S.

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Otani, Y.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
[Crossref]

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Sakuma, J.

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[Crossref]

Samanta, G. K.

Sellars, M. J.

J. J. Longdell, M. J. Sellars, and N. B. Manson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 130503 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shiratori, A.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
[Crossref]

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A. Henderson and R. Stafford, Appl. Phys. B 85, 181 (2006).
[Crossref]

Taira, T.

Taniuchi, T.

Te Lintel Eckert, S.

S. M. Cristescu, S. T. Persijn, S. Te Lintel Eckert, and F. J. M. Harren, Appl. Phys. B 92, 343 (2008).
[Crossref]

Yu, N. E.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
[Crossref]

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S. M. Cristescu, S. T. Persijn, S. Te Lintel Eckert, and F. J. M. Harren, Appl. Phys. B 92, 343 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, Appl. Phys. B 85, 181 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Appl. Phys. B 102, 31 (2010).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, J. Sakuma, Y. Otani, and A. Shiratori, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1662 (2004).
[Crossref]

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Opt. Lett. (4)

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M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, Handbook of Optics, 3rd ed. (Optical Society of America, 2010), Vol.  4, Chap. 17.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Temperature tuning curves of 1064 nm pumped MgO:sPPLT-based cw SRO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Idler power and (b) pump depletion across the tuning range of MgO:sPPLT cw SRO.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Idler power scaling comparison of MgO:PPLN and MgO:sPPLT cw SROs at 3.3 μm and (b) idler power scaling of MgO:sPPLT cw SRO at 3.21 and 3.4 μm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Idler power stability over 5 h at room temperature and (inset) corresponding signal single-frequency spectrum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Idler frequency stability over 1 h at room temperature and (inset) corresponding idler spectrum.

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