Applied Physics B

, Volume 102, Issue 4, pp 757–764 | Cite as

Stabilized diode laser pumped, idler-resonant cw optical parametric oscillator

  • A. Lenhard
  • S. Zaske
  • J. A. L’huillier
  • C. Becher
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Abstract

We present a diode laser pumped continuous wave, pump-enhanced singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The cavity is stabilized by a Pound–Drever–Hall scheme using direct modulation of the diode laser. The system provides stable signal powers of up to 220 mW. The wavelength can be tuned between 1.40–1.60 μm for a ring or a linear cavity design by changing the crystal temperature. The relative fluctuations of the stabilized OPO’s wavelength are less than 10−7 for more than one hour. Using a self-heterodyne technique, we measure a linewidth of the signal wave of 3.5 MHz.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lenhard
    • 1
  • S. Zaske
    • 1
  • J. A. L’huillier
    • 2
  • C. Becher
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachrichtung 7.2 (Experimentalphysik)Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich PhysikTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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