New tunes for pulsed optical parametric oscillators: injection-seeding strategies for spectroscopic applications

Brian J. Orr*, Glenn W. Baxter, Yabai He, Pu Wang, Richard T. White

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Abstract

Design innovations of a high-performance modular optical parametric oscillator (OPO) system that generated continuously tunable, single-longitudnal-mode coherent output radiation for high-resolution, time-resolved spectroscopy were described. OPO consisted of an actively controlled ring cavity, with a quasi-phase-matched (QPM) nonlinear-optical medium injection seeded at its signal wavelength by a continuous wave tunable diode laser. Design improvements included an active cavity control scheme and an injection-seeded OPO design, in which feedback from an external high-finesse optical cavity was used to lock the QPM OPO cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest
Subtitle of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages171
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period19/05/0224/05/02

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