Pulsed, injection-seeded optical parametric oscillator system based on periodically poled lithium niobate for high-resolution spectroscopy

G. W. Baxter*, Y. He, B. J. Orr

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Abstract

The performance of a periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator/lithium niobate optical parametric amplifier (PPLN OPO/LNB OPA) system was tested by a series of spectroscopic experiments that are sensitive to the quality of its coherent tunable output radiation. The continuous tunability of signal and idler waves was verified by recording gas-phase photoacoustic absorption spectra of the 1.52-μm (v1+v3) band of acetylene and the 3.3-μm v3 band of methane. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectra (CARS) spectra of methane in pulsed supersonic jet show that the optical bandwidth of the OPO signal wave is approx. 200 MHz, approaching the transform limit of the pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages385-385
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)078034233X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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