Accession Number : ADA319922
Title : Diode-Pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator and Optical Frequency Comb Generation at 1.5 Micrometers.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 95-14 Aug 96,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS
Personal Author(s) : Wong, Ngai C.
PDF Url : ADA319922
Report Date : 31 DEC 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : An instrumentation grant for the purchase of an tunable diode laser-amplifier, a rf synthesizer, and a rf spectrum analyzer is used to significantly enhance current research and support new investigations in optical parametric oscillators and wide-span optical frequency comb generation. Areas of research that benefit from the new capabilities include precision frequency metrology, optical communications, and multi-wavelength information processing. The fabricated diode laser at 790 nm has been utilized to generate tunable 1.6 um light using difference-frequency mixing in a quasi-phase matched periodically-poled lithium niobate substrate. It will also be used to pump an optical parametric oscillator for the generation of tunable 1.5-1.6 um radiation in the mW power range. The spectrum analyzer and synthesizer are to be used for evaluating the beat-note and phase noise characteristics of optical parametric oscillators and optical frequency comb generators.
Descriptors : *FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZERS, *SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, *LASER AMPLIFIERS, LASER PUMPING, ELECTROOPTICS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LITHIUM NIOBATES, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, METROLOGY, BEAT SIGNALS, RADIOFREQUENCY OSCILLATORS, MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY, RADIOFREQUENCY SPECTROSCOPY, DIODE LASERS.
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE