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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5299–5304

Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled MgO-doped lithium niobate

Kang-Jeon Han, Dong-Wook Jang, Ji-Hee Kim, Chang-Ki Min, Tai-Ha Joo, Yong-Sik Lim, Donghan Lee, and Ki-Ju Yee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5299-5304 (2008)

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We demonstrate a room-temperature operation of the near-infrared femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on MgO-doped stoichiometric periodically-poled lithium niobate, which is synchronously pumped by a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Wide tunability in the range from 0.98 µm to 1.50 µm was enabled for a single set of cavity mirrors by incorporating a BK7 window as an output coupler. For the output coupling ratio of 3.7%, the threshold pumping power of 460 mW and the slope power conversion efficiency of 37% were achieved. By controlling dispersion values with intra-cavity prisms, femtosecond pulses as short as 66 fs could be obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2008
Published: April 1, 2008

Kang-Jeon Han, Dong-Wook Jang, Ji-Hee Kim, Chang-Ki Min, Tai-Ha Joo, Yong-Sik Lim, Donghan Lee, and Kiju Yee, "Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled MgOdoped lithium niobate," Opt. Express 16, 5299-5304 (2008)

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