Narrowband tunability of a pulsed optical parametric oscillator pumped by a low-cost multimode pump laser

Brian J. Orr*, Yabai He

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A less expensive, more compact variant of periodically-poled lithium niobate (PPLN) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) design which provides narrowband, single-mode tunability of its signal output radiation, is presented. The design allows to employ a multimode (MM) pump laser and still attain single-mode tunability of OPO signal or idler radiation. The coherent infrared signal output from the tunable diode laser-seeded, MM-pumped PPLN OPO has a narrow optical bandwidth and beam quality comparable to PPLN OPO-pumped with a single-mode Nd:YAG laser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
EditorsRanier Blatt, Robert Bayer, Luigi Lugiato, Fujio Shimizu
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
PagesQThD49
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000

Other

Other2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France
Period10/09/0015/09/00

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