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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7008–7014

High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator

Florian Kienle, Peh Siong Teh, Dejiao Lin, Shaif-ul Alam, Jonathan H. V. Price, D. C. Hanna, David J. Richardson, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7008-7014 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.007008


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Abstract

We report on a picosecond, green-pumped, lithium triborate optical parametric oscillator with record-high output power. It was synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled (530 nm), pulse-compressed (4.4 ps), high-repetition-rate (230 MHz), fiber-amplified gain-switched laser diode. For a pump power of 17 W, a maximum signal and idler power of 3.7 W and 1.8 W was obtained from the optical parametric oscillator. A signal pulse duration of ~3.2 ps was measured and wide tunability from 651 nm to 1040 nm for the signal and from 1081 nm to 2851 nm for the idler was achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2011
Published: March 13, 2012

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Citation
Florian Kienle, Peh Siong Teh, Dejiao Lin, Shaif-ul Alam, Jonathan H. V. Price, D. C. Hanna, David J. Richardson, and David P. Shepherd, "High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 20, 7008-7014 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-7008


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