Abstract

A 5 mm thick and 38 mm long 5% MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate (MgO:PPLN) cylinder with a grating period of 28 μm has been engineered as a partial cylinder with an angular aperture of 45°. An optical parametric oscillator based on this crystal and pumped at 1.064 μm is reported. The output energy is comparable to that generated in the same kind of sample cut as a slab, but the wavelength tunability from 1.41 to 4.3 μm is much broader and continuous.

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[CrossRef]

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Anstett, G.

O. Paul, A. Quosig, T. Bauer, M. Nittmann, J. Bartschke, G. Anstett, and J. A. L’Huiller, Appl. Phys. B 86, 111 (2007).
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Bartschke, J.

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Boulanger, B.

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Ito, R.

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[CrossRef]

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L. Lefort, K. Puech, S. D. Butterworth, G. W. Ross, P. G. R. Smith, D. C. Hanna, and D. H. Jundt, Opt. Commun. 152, 55 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Suhara, T.

Taira, T.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the 5% MgO:PPLN partial cylinder enabling one to cover the whole OPO QPM range of the crystal by angular tuning over ΔΦ. kp is the pump wave vector. (x,y,z) is the dielectric frame.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Sketch of the homemade setup designed to engineer crystals as cylinders polished to optical quality.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pictures of the as-cut and polished 5% MgO:PPLN partial cylinder (left) and of the same sample inserted between the two plane mirrors of the OPO cavity (right).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Threshold (circles) and efficiency (triangles) of the OPO as a function of the distance d between the faces of the 5% MgO:PPLN partial cylinder and the two mirrors M1 and M2 for a signal wavelength λs=1.67μm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Type 0 angular QPM curve of the 5% MgO:PPLN cylinder at room temperature T=21°C; (e) refers to the extraordinary polarization.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Signal plus idler output energies of the 5% MgO:PPLN partial cylinder OPO at room temperature T=21°C and with 5 mJ pump energy.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Horizontal and vertical signal beam profiles of the signal at 1.42 μm and for a pump energy of 3 mJ. The 0 of the abscissa corresponds to the position of the 150 mm focal lens.

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ne(λp)λpne(λs)λsne(λi)λi=1Λeff(Φ),

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