Wide wavelength tuning of an optical parametric oscillator through electro-optic shaping of the gain spectrum

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Gross, P. and Klein, M.E. and Ridderbusch, H. and Lee, D.H. and Meyn, J.-P. and Wallenstein, R. and Boller, K.-J. (2002) Wide wavelength tuning of an optical parametric oscillator through electro-optic shaping of the gain spectrum. Optics Letters, 27 (16). pp. 1433-1435. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract:We present a novel technique for tuning an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) through electro-optically induced shape variations of the parametric gain spectrum in quasi-phase-matched lithium niobate (LN). The diode-pumped, triply resonant continuous-wave OPO is based on a 58-mm-long LN crystal that consists of three equally long sections, the outer sections being periodically poled with a 50% duty cycle. The center section is single-domain material and serves as a tunable phase shifter through the electro-optic effect. By application of a voltage of up to 1230 V, the OPO signal and idler wavelengths are tuned over 102 nm from 1560 to 1660 nm, in good agreement with theory.
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Copyright:© 2002 Optical Society of America
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001433
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