The design and performance of a continuously operated singly resonant synchronously pumped potassium titanyl phosphate optical parametric oscillator is described. With an all-solid-state pump source providing 2-ps pulses at 523 nm, we found that the oscillation threshold pump intensity was ~60 MW cm−2, in good agreement with design calculations. The output of the optical parametric oscillator provided transform-limited pulses of 1–2-ps duration at a 125-MHz repetition rate, continuously tunable over the range of 938–1184 nm, with tens of milliwatts of average power.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 4, 1992
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993
M. J. McCarthy and D. C. Hanna, "All-solid-state synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2180-2190 (1993)