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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 844–850

Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators in the 1.5-µm spectral region with a repetition rate of 10 GHz

S. Lecomte, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 844-850 (2004)

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We describe optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) operating at a 10-GHz repetition rate, synchronously pumped with a 2-W 10-GHz Nd:YVO4 laser. Unlike in a previously demonstrated 10-GHz OPO, the cavities are nonmonolithic, permitting independent tuning of the signal’s wavelength and repetition rate. We have obtained as much as 353 mW of average signal output power and a tuning range as wide as 154 nm for a signal wavelength that covers the S, C, and L bands for telecom applications. We also discuss the influence of idler feedback and various aspects of monolithic and nonmonolithic multigigahertz OPO designs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

S. Lecomte, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, and U. Keller, "Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators in the 1.5-µm spectral region with a repetition rate of 10 GHz," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 844-850 (2004)

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