Tunable nonlinear-optical devices for laser-spectroscopic sensing

Brian J. Orr, Yabai He

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Abstract

Generating coherent light via nonlinear optics drives many of our laser-spectroscopic sensing applications. For instance, narrowband tunable pulsed optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) controlled by injection seeding are used extensively for cavity-ringdown and coherent-Raman spectroscopies. In a high-precision OPO-based spectroscopic system, we employ a long-pulse (>25 ns) pump laser with optical-heterodyne diagnostics to log instantaneous frequency and chirp on a pulseby- pulse basis. In other work, we use photorefractive media for narrowband wavelength control of tunable diode lasers and pulsed OPOs. Additional prospective spectroscopic applications of tunable pulsed OPOs are also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications IX
EditorsP. E. Powers
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Volume7582
ISBN (Print)9780819479785
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications IX - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Other

OtherNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period25/01/1028/01/10

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