A high-repetition-rate, doubly-resonant, 700-2000-nm continuously-tunable optical-parametric-amplifier with 50% conversion efficiency was demonstrated. The pump/seed were provided by second-harmonic-generation/supercontinuum from the same modelocked fiber laser. This low-pulse-energy, high-average-power source is useful for biomedical applications.
© 2009 OSA
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation
S. Chu, Y. Tzeng, C. Huang, Y. Lin, J. Liu, H. Chui, H. Liu, J. M. Stone, and J. C. Knight, "50-MHz Single-Pass Optical Parametric Amplification Based on a Yb:Fiber Laser," in Advances in Optical Sciences Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NWD3.