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An all-solid-state synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator

McCarthy, M.J., Butterworth, S.D. and Hanna, D.C. (1993) An all-solid-state synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator At QE-11: 11th National Quantum Electronics Conference, United Kingdom. 01 Sep 1993.

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The synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is potentially the ideal source for the many applications requiring widely tunable ultrashort pulses. For high stability, cw pumped operation is required, with only one of the two generated waves being resonated in a singly resonant oscillator (SRO). For an efficient and compact device, an all-solid-state pump source is favourable. Lithium triborate (LBO) has the attractive property of temperature-tuned exact noncritical phase matching over much of its transparency range. Robertson et al. achieved the impressive tuning range of 0.65-2.7µm from an LBO OPO, but little other information for the SRO was reported (1). We recently reported the efficient operation of a similar device, including temporal and spectral data for the SRO (2). However, in that work we only coupled out the nonresonated wave from the OPO. Here, we report the operation of an LBO OPO accessing both of the generated waves as outputs.

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Published date: 1993
Venue - Dates: QE-11: 11th National Quantum Electronics Conference, United Kingdom, 1993-09-01 - 1993-09-01


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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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Author: M.J. McCarthy
Author: S.D. Butterworth
Author: D.C. Hanna

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