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Microchip Laser-Pumped Continuous-Wave Doubly Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator

Gibson, G., Conroy, R., Kemp, A., Sinclair, B., Padgett, M., and Dunn, M. (1998) Microchip Laser-Pumped Continuous-Wave Doubly Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator. Optics Letters, 23 (7). pp. 517-518. ISSN 0146-9592 (doi:10.1364/OL.23.000517)

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Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first use of a multilongitudinal-mode frequency-doubled microchip laser to pump a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO). This compact OPO is based on potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) and operates with a low pump power threshold of 35 mW. The OPO output consists of a single pair of signal and idler modes even though it is pumped with a multilongitudinal-mode pump laser. We achieved smooth tuning (1.7 GHz) of the output frequencies by temperature tuning of the pump laser.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Gibson, G., Conroy, R., Kemp, A., Sinclair, B., Padgett, M., and Dunn, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Journal Abbr.:Opt. Lett.
ISSN:0146-9592

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