We describe dispersion compensation of a cw mode-locked optical parametric oscillator based on a thin crystal of KTiOPO4 pumped intracavity by a standard colliding-pulse mode-locked dye laser, The device provides potential cw tunability from 0.72 to 4.5 μm with milliwatt outputs. Transform-limited pulses should be possible throughout the tuning range;here we report pulse widths of 105 fsec at 840 nm and 108 Hz. Active stabilization of the oscillator cavity is also discussed.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 22, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 1989
Published: January 15, 1990
E. S. Wachman, D. C. Edelstein, and C. L. Tang, "Continuous-wave mode-locked and dispersion-compensated femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 15, 136-138 (1990)