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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14229–14234

Yb:fiber-laser-pumped high-energy picosecond optical parametric oscillator

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14229-14234 (2009)

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We report a high-energy extended-cavity MgO:PPLN optical parametric oscillator, synchronously-pumped by a femtosecond Yb:fiber laser. The oscillator operated at a signal wavelength of 1530 nm with a repetition-frequency of 15.3 MHz (9.8 m length) achieved using intracavity relay-imaging optics. The signal pulses had an average power above 1.0 W, durations of 1.5 ps and energies greater than 70 nJ, making it a potential source for rapid femtosecond waveguide inscription in infrared materials.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, "Yb:fiber-laser-pumped high-energy picosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 17, 14229-14234 (2009)

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