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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15635–15640

Extended-cavity, tunable, GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped at 76 MHz

Omid Kokabee, Adolfo Esteban-Martin, and Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15635-15640 (2009)

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We report the generation of tunable GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond pulses in a synchronously-pumped optical parametric oscillator (SPOPO) with extended cavity length pumped by a 76 MHz Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. In a SPOPO based on periodically-poled LiNbO3, insertion of a prism pair for dispersion compensation internal to the linear cavity provides stable output pulse trains of up to 14th harmonic of pump repetition-rate (1064 MHz) with 70 mW of average power for 1.45 W of pump. Near-transform-limited pulses down to 216 fs are achieved with wide tunability across 1500-1540 nm by continuous detuning of the SPOPO cavity delay over 8 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009

Omid Kokabee, Adolfo Esteban-Martin, and Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Extended-cavity, tunable, GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped at 76 MHz," Opt. Express 17, 15635-15640 (2009)

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