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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22042–22047

250-MHz synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator at 2.25–2.6 μm and 4.1–4.9 μm

Nicola Coluccelli, Helge Fonnum, Magnus Haakestad, Alessio Gambetta, Davide Gatti, Marco Marangoni, Paolo Laporta, and Gianluca Galzerano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22042-22047 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.022042


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Abstract

A compact and versatile femtosecond mid-IR source is presented, based on an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) synchronously pumped by a commercial 250-MHz Er:fiber laser. The mid-IR spectrum can be tuned in the range 2.25–2.6 μm (signal) and 4.1–4.9 μm (idler), with average power from 20 to 60 mW. At 2.5 μm a minimum pulse duration of 110 fs and a power of 40 mW have been obtained. Active stabilization of the OPO cavity length has been achieved in the whole tuning range.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Citation
Nicola Coluccelli, Helge Fonnum, Magnus Haakestad, Alessio Gambetta, Davide Gatti, Marco Marangoni, Paolo Laporta, and Gianluca Galzerano, "250-MHz synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator at 2.25–2.6 μm and 4.1–4.9 μm," Opt. Express 20, 22042-22047 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-22042


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