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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 25379–25388

Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by an erbium-doped fiber laser

Magnus W. Haakestad, Helge Fonnum, Gunnar Arisholm, Espen Lippert, and Knut Stenersen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 25379-25388 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.025379


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Abstract

A mid-infrared synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator pumped by a femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser is demonstrated and characterised. The idler is tunable from 3.7–4.7 μm, with a maximum average power of 37 mW and a pulse length of ∼ 480 fs at 4 μm. We compare the experimental results with numerical results based on an extensive simulation model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(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

History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: November 19, 2010

Citation
Magnus W. Haakestad, Helge Fonnum, Gunnar Arisholm, Espen Lippert, and Knut Stenersen, "Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by an erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 18, 25379-25388 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-25379


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