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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1996
  • pp: 976–978

High-power, high-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator tunable in the visible

S. French, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and A. Miller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 976-978 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000976


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Abstract

We describe an intracavity frequency-doubled high repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator for the visible based solely on the nonlinear crystal LiB3O5 and synchronously pumped by a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Under temperature-tuned noncritical type I and type II phase matching, average visible output powers of 320 mW have been generated at an 81-MHz repetition rate. With the available mirror set, continuous tuning from 584 to 771 nm is demonstrated for a range of phase-matching temperatures. Transform-limited pulses with durations of 840–880 fs have been obtained across the visible range for pump pulse durations of 1–1.2 ps.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 1996
Published: July 1, 1996

Citation
S. French, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and A. Miller, "High-power, high-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator tunable in the visible," Opt. Lett. 21, 976-978 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-13-976

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