110 GHz rapid, continous tuning from an optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber-amplified DBR diode laser

I.D. Lindsay, B. Adhimoolam, P. Gross, M.E. Klein, Klaus J. Boller

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Abstract

A singly-resonant continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (cw-OPO) pumped by a fiber-amplified diode laser is described. Tuning of the pump source allowed the OPO output to be tuned continuously, without mode-hops, over 110 GHz in 29 ms. Discontinuous pump tuning over 20 nm in the region of 3.4 µm was also obtained. The rapid and continuous idler tuning was demonstrated by the measurement of a methane absorption spectrum. We believe this to be the first example of a singly-resonant OPO pumped by a fiber-amplified diode laser and the mode-hop free tuning range to be the highest reported for a cw-OPO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1234-1239
Number of pages6
JournalOptics express
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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