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Optical parametric oscillator based on orientation-patterned GaAs
Author(s): Konstantin L. Vodopyanov; Ofer Levi; Paulina S. Kuo; Thierry J. Pinguet; James S. Harris Jr.; Martin M. Fejer; Bruno Gerard; L. Becouarn; Eric Lallier
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on GaAs. The OPO utilized an all-epitaxially-grown orientation-patterned GaAs (OP-GaAs) crystal, 0.5-mm-thick, 5-mm-wide, and 11-mm-long, with a domain reversal period of 61.2 microns. By tuning either the near-IR pump wavelength between 1.75 and 2 microns, or the temperature of the GaAs crystal, the mid-IR output tuned between 2 and 11 microns, limited only by the spectral range of the OPO mirrors. The pump threshold of the singly-resonant OPO was 16 micro-J for the 6-ns pump pulses, and the photon conversion slope efficiency reached 54%. Also, we show experimentally the possibility of pump-polarization-independent frequency conversion in GaAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5728, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX, (31 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.584599
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Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Ofer Levi, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Paulina S. Kuo, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Thierry J. Pinguet, Stanford Univ. (United States)
James S. Harris Jr., Stanford Univ. (United States)
Martin M. Fejer, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Bruno Gerard, Thales Research and Technology (France)
L. Becouarn, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Eric Lallier, Thales Research and Technology (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5728:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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