Using, for the first time to our knowledge, the frequency-doubled temporally compressed pulses from a cw-pumped, Q-switched, mode-locked Nd:YAG laser to pump a parametric oscillator based on temperature-tuned barium sodium niobate, we generated resolution-limited pulses of 3.5 psec, tunable from 0.95 to 1.2 μm, with an energy efficiency of up to 13% at Q-switched rates of up to 3 kHz.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 12, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 1989
Published: June 1, 1989
A. S. Piskarskas, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, V. J. Smilgevic̃ius, A. P. Umbrasas, and J. P. Juodišius, "Picosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by temporally compressed pulses from a Q-switched, mode-locked, cw-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 557-559 (1989)