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Continuous wave phase-locked optical parametric oscillator as a tunable source for terahertz radiation
Author(s): Ngai C. Wong; Dicky Lee; L. R. Brothers
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Paper Abstract

We describe the operation of a cw phase-locked doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator that is suitable as a tunable optical source for the generation of terahertz radiation. A highly stable cw optical parametric oscillator has been constructed with a tuning range of several THz in the signal- idler difference frequency. By phase locking this difference frequency to a microwave source, either directly or with the use of a terahertz optical frequency comb generator, the parametric oscillator serves as a precisely tunable difference-frequency source. In one experiment, we phase locked the parametric oscillator at a signal-idler difference frequency of 665 GHz. In a second experiment, we measured a signal-idler difference frequency of 1.45 THz with the use of a diode-pumped YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2145, Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177142
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Ngai C. Wong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Dicky Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
L. R. Brothers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2145:
Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion
Nasser Peyghambarian; Robert C. Eckardt; Nasser Peyghambarian; Henry Everitt; Dennis D. Lowenthal; Henry Everitt; Robert C. Eckardt; Dennis D. Lowenthal, Editor(s)

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