Microlaser-pumped periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric generator-optical parametric amplifier.

@article{Aniolek2000MicrolaserpumpedPP,
  title={Microlaser-pumped periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric generator-optical parametric amplifier.},
  author={K W Aniolek and Randal L. Schmitt and Thomas J. Kulp and Bruce A. Richman and Scott E. Bisson and Peter E Powers},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={557-9}
}
For what is believed to be the first time, a single-longitudinal-mode passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microlaser is used to pump a narrow-bandwidth periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) optical parametric generator-optical parametric amplifier (OPG-OPA). Before amplification in the OPA, the output of the OPG stage was spectrally filtered with an air-spaced etalon, resulting in spectroscopically useful radiation (bandwidth, ~0.05 cm(-1) FWHM) that was tunable in 15-cm(-1) segments anywhere in… CONTINUE READING