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Continuous-Wave Parametric Oscillator Pumped In The Ultraviolet

Colville, FG, Padgett, MJ, Henderson, AJ, Zhang, J, and Dunn, MH (1993) Continuous-Wave Parametric Oscillator Pumped In The Ultraviolet. Optics Letters, 18 (13). pp. 1065-1067. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by an ultraviolet source. An argon-ion laser operating at 364 nm is used to pump the nonlinear material lithium triborate, which generates tunable radiation in the blue-green and near-infrared spectral regions. With the cavity stabilized to stay on a single-frequency mode pair, we measure a threshold of 115 mW and a maximum output power of 103 mW. By use of a noncritical phase-matched, type II geometry, tuning ranges from 502 to 494 nm (signal) and 1.32 to 1.38 mum (idler) are observed.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Colville, FG, Padgett, MJ, Henderson, AJ, Zhang, J, and Dunn, MH
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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