Applied Physics B

, Volume 102, Issue 2, pp 367–374 | Cite as

A pump-resonant signal-resonant optical parametric oscillator for spectroscopic breath analysis

  • A. Rihan
  • E. Andrieux
  • T. Zanon-Willette
  • S. Briaudeau
  • M. Himbert
  • J.-J. Zondy
Article

Abstract

We report on a widely tunable continuous-wave single-frequency pump-resonant signal-resonant optical parametric oscillator (PRSRO) delivering 20 mW to 50 mW of idler power spanning an octave bandwidth in the mid-infrared (1.7 µm and 3.5 µm). The PRSRO is pumped by a Ti:Al2O3 ring laser delivering 760 mW around λp=795 nm, and thanks to the pump enhancement a threshold as low as 110 mW is achieved with a multi-grating temperature-tuned MgO-doped periodically-poled LiNbO3. This PRSRO will be used for multi-species trace gas sensing based on cavity ring-down spectroscopy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rihan
    • 1
  • E. Andrieux
    • 1
  • T. Zanon-Willette
    • 1
  • S. Briaudeau
    • 1
  • M. Himbert
    • 1
  • J.-J. Zondy
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie LNE-CNAM, LNE-INMConservatoire National des Arts et MétiersLa Plaine Saint DenisFrance

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