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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 503–505

Near- to mid-infrared picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4

G. T. Kennedy, D. T. Reid, A. Miller, M. Ebrahimzadeh, H. Karlsson, G. Arvidsson, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 503-505 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000503


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Abstract

We describe a Ti:sapphire-pumped picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4 that is broadly tunable in the near to mid infrared. A 4.5-mm single-grating crystal at room temperature in combination with pump wavelength tuning provided access to a continuous-tuning range from 3.35 to 5µm , and a pump power threshold of 90 mW was measured. Average mid-infrared output powers in excess of 100 mW and total output powers of 400 mW in ~1-ps pulses were obtained at 33% extraction efficiency.

© 1998 Optical Society ofAmerica

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

Citation
G. T. Kennedy, D. T. Reid, A. Miller, M. Ebrahimzadeh, H. Karlsson, G. Arvidsson, and F. Laurell, "Near- to mid-infrared picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 23, 503-505 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-7-503

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