Optical frequency division by 3 employing self-phase-locking in periodically poled lithium niobate
Author(s)Gorelik, Pavel Vladimir, 1980-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Franco N.C. Wong.
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A. method used to obtain frequencies in precise ratios of 2/3 and 1/3 of the pump is described as a possible way to extend the usable range of octave-spanning optical frequency combs for frequency metrology applications. The divider is based on a self- phase locked optical parametric oscillation in a doubly resonant semi-monolithic optical cavity containing a dual-grating periodically poled lithium niobate. The design, implementation and evaluation of such a frequency divider are described. Preliminary experimental data from the self-phase locked optical frequency divider is presented. We have obtained sub-100 mW threshold for the optical parametric oscillator with stable operation over 1 s without servo locking the cavity length. Preliminary results suggest that self-phase locking has been observed.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-94).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.