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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1523–1525

High-repetition-rate ultrashort-pulse optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 2.8 to 6.8 μm

P. Loza-Alvarez, C. T. A. Brown, D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, and M. Missey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 21, pp. 1523-1525 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001523


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Abstract

We describe a synchronously pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled LiNbO3 that is broadly tunable in the mid infrared. A transmission window of periodically poled lithium niobate beyond the conventionally accepted infrared absorption edge of 5.4 μm has been exploited to produce idler pulses that are tunable across a wavelength range of 4 μm , with milliwatt-level output powers at wavelengths as long as 6.8 μm . We also present experimental tuning results that are in good agreement with the theoretical phase matching predicted from published infrared-corrected Sellmeier equations for LiNbO3 .

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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P. Loza-Alvarez, C. T. A. Brown, D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, and M. Missey, "High-repetition-rate ultrashort-pulse optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 2.8 to 6.8 μm," Opt. Lett. 24, 1523-1525 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-21-1523


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