A parametric oscillator directly pumped by a 1.55 micron erbium fibre laser

Britton, P.E., Offerhaus, H.L., Richardson, D.J., Smith, P.G.R., Ross, G.W. and Hanna, D.C. (1999) A parametric oscillator directly pumped by a 1.55 micron erbium fibre laser. Optics Letters, 24, (14), 975-977. (doi:10.1364/OL.24.000975).


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We report what is believed to be the first demonstration of an optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by the 1.55 µm output of an erbium-doped fiber laser. The oscillator, based on periodically poled lithium niobate, produced 8 µJ idler output near 3.8 µm at a 500 Hz repetition rate when it was pumped with 100 µJ 60-ns pulses at 1.55 µm. Temperature tuning of the 50 mm long PPLN crystal gave signal and idler ranges of 2.55 to 2.7 µm and 3.65 to 3.96 µm, respectively, limited by mirror reflectivity. A signal-tuning range of 40 nm was observed for 13.5 nm of pump tuning with a fixed grating period and temperature. The optical parameter oscillator could be operated at low temperature with no sign of photorefractive damage.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.24.000975
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 254687
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2001
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 17:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/254687

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