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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1553–1560

Simultaneous second-harmonic generation and femtosecond-pulse compression in aperiodically poled KTiOPO4 with a RbTiOAsO4-based optical parametric oscillator

P. Loza-Alvarez, D. T. Reid, P. Faller, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1553-1560 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001553


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Abstract

We have obtained both extracavity and intracavity simultaneous second-harmonic generation and compression of signal pulses at 1.25 μm from a synchronously pumped RbTiOAsO4-based optical parametric oscillator with an aperiodically poled crystal of KTiOPO4. The 290-fs input pulses yield temporally compressed frequency-doubled pulses with durations of 120 fs and average output powers of as much as 120 mW. Experimental results are compared with a numerical model in which the temporal and spectral pulse shape and phase of the second-harmonic pulses are calculated with data obtained by characterization of the input pulses by use of the frequency-resolved optical gating technique. We also used the model to optimize the crystal parameters that would result in higher conversion efficiencies and that would enhance pulse compression.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Citation
P. Loza-Alvarez, D. T. Reid, P. Faller, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Simultaneous second-harmonic generation and femtosecond-pulse compression in aperiodically poled KTiOPO4 with a RbTiOAsO4-based optical parametric oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1553-1560 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-9-1553

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