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Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped Q-switched erbium fiber laser

Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped Q-switched erbium fiber laser
Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped Q-switched erbium fiber laser
We describe the first nanosecond PPLN OPO driven by a fibre laser. The source was frequency doubled by a PPLN sample, before pumping a second 20mm long PPLN crystal. The OPO threshold was <10µJ, with pump depletions of up to 45% and a tunable signal range of 945-1450nm, (1690-4450nm idler range). We demonstrated 130nm signal tuning by varying the pump wavelength and doubling crystal's temperature. Also, we achieved 15nm tuning with all crystals at a constant temperature. The results demonstrate the potential of the fibre laser: PPLN combination for practical, versatile and tunable sources.
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Britton, P.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Ross, G.W.
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Taverner, D.
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Ross, G.W.
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Britton, P., Taverner, D., Puech, K., Richardson, D.J., Smith, P.G.R., Ross, G.W. and Hanna, D.C. (1998) Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped Q-switched erbium fiber laser. Optics Letters, 23 (8), 582-584. (doi:10.1364/OL.23.000582).

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We describe the first nanosecond PPLN OPO driven by a fibre laser. The source was frequency doubled by a PPLN sample, before pumping a second 20mm long PPLN crystal. The OPO threshold was <10µJ, with pump depletions of up to 45% and a tunable signal range of 945-1450nm, (1690-4450nm idler range). We demonstrated 130nm signal tuning by varying the pump wavelength and doubling crystal's temperature. Also, we achieved 15nm tuning with all crystals at a constant temperature. The results demonstrate the potential of the fibre laser: PPLN combination for practical, versatile and tunable sources.

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Published date: 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 77918
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77918
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 511cf186-2f4d-4e05-bc91-63a2e355f4fd
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for P.G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 02:03

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Author: P. Britton
Author: D. Taverner
Author: K. Puech
Author: D.J. Richardson ORCID iD
Author: P.G.R. Smith ORCID iD
Author: G.W. Ross
Author: D.C. Hanna

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