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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17557–17562

650-nJ pulses from a cavity-dumped Yb:fiber-pumped ultrafast optical parametric oscillator

Tobias P. Lamour and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17557-17562 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017557


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Abstract

Sub-250-fs pulses with energies of up to 650 nJ and peak powers up to 2.07 MW were generated from a cavity-dumped optical parametric oscillator, synchronously-pumped at 15.3 MHz with sub-400-fs pulses from an Yb:fiber laser. The average beam quality factor of the dumped output was M2 ~1.2 and the total relative-intensity noise was 8 mdBc, making the system a promising candidate for ultrafast laser inscription of infrared materials.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2011
Published: August 22, 2011

Citation
Tobias P. Lamour and Derryck T. Reid, "650-nJ pulses from a cavity-dumped Yb:fiber-pumped ultrafast optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 19, 17557-17562 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17557


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