1 April 2002 Periodically-poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator, pump-tuned by a single axial mode Ti:sapphire laser
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Optical Engineering, 41(4), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1458552
Abstract
We demonstrate a pulsed optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based upon periodically poled lithium niobate, and pumped by a Ti:sap- phire laser. Agile and continuous OPO tuning is achieved by tuning the pump laser, with no need for OPO crystal translation or temperature change. The Ti:sapphire laser uses a coupled cavity grazing incidence resonator for efficient, single-axial-mode operation within the OPO spectral acceptance bandwidth. The OPO tuning range is 1200 to 2400 nm, limited only by the available cavity mirrors.
Chris J. Lee, Glenn W. Baxter, Jan C. Diettrich, Iain T. McKinnie, Peter G. R. Smith, Graeme W. Ross, David C. Hanna, "Periodically-poled lithium niobate optical parametric oscillator, pump-tuned by a single axial mode Ti:sapphire laser," Optical Engineering 41(4), (1 April 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1458552
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Optical parametric oscillators

Sapphire lasers

Crystals

Lithium niobate

Mirrors

Grazing incidence

Resonators

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