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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1763–1765

30-fs, cavity-dumped optical parametric oscillator

Eric O. Potma, Wim P. de Boeij, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, and Douwe A. Wiersma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 22, pp. 1763-1765 (1998)

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We demonstrate cavity dumping of a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The OPO delivers 30-fs pulses with energies as high as 13 nJ at up to 400-kHz repetition rates. The OPO’s tunability ranges from 570 to 600 nm and is limited by the resonator mirror coatings. The time jitter between pulses of a Ti:sapphire laser and the cavity-dumped OPO pulses is smaller than 30 fs, permitting multicolor time-resolved spectroscopic experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Eric O. Potma, Wim P. de Boeij, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, and Douwe A. Wiersma, "30-fs, cavity-dumped optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 23, 1763-1765 (1998)

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