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.
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A. S. Piskarskas, V. J. Smilgevic˜ius, A. P. Umbrasas, J. P. Juodišius, A. S. L Gomes, and J. R. Taylor, "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)