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Periodically-poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator, pump-tuned by a single axial mode Ti:sapphire laser
Author(s): Chris J. Lee; Glenn W. Baxter; Jan C. Diettrich; Iain T. McKinnie; Peter G. R. Smith; Graeme W. Ross; David C. Hanna
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a pulsed optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based upon periodically poled lithium niobate, and pumped by a Ti:sap- phire laser. Agile and continuous OPO tuning is achieved by tuning the pump laser, with no need for OPO crystal translation or temperature change. The Ti:sapphire laser uses a coupled cavity grazing incidence resonator for efficient, single-axial-mode operation within the OPO spectral acceptance bandwidth. The OPO tuning range is 1200 to 2400 nm, limited only by the available cavity mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1458552
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Chris J. Lee, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
Glenn W. Baxter, Nortel Networks (Australia)
Jan C. Diettrich, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
Iain T. McKinnie, Coherent Technologies Inc. (United States)
Peter G. R. Smith, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Graeme W. Ross, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David C. Hanna, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

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