Optical parametric oscillators offer a competitive alternative to conventional lasers for molecular physics and quantum nanophotonics.
A considerable part of contemporary photonics research that investigates the interaction of light with nanoscale objects — nanophotonics — is motivated by the commercial potential of real-world devices. A vast number of experimental studies call for high-quality, continuous-wave (CW) laser light that is tunable throughout the visible spectrum, but it is not straightforward to cover this region with most common tunable laser designs. Alternative sources based on CW optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology have become commercially available relatively recently and are quickly gaining popularity….
Read the recent article on Tunable Laser Light Sources Advance Nanophotonics Research: euroPHOTONICS
written by Jaroslaw Sperling and Korbinian Hens