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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 543–545

Low-threshold femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on chirped-pulse frequency conversion

K. A. Tillman, D. T. Reid, D. Artigas, J. Hellström, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 543-545 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000543


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on chirped-pulse frequency conversion in a long crystal of aperiodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate. The minimum pump threshold power was 15 mW, and a signal slope efficiency of 35% was achieved. Continuous tuning from 1190 to 1450 nm was obtained for an average pump power of 800 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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K. A. Tillman, D. T. Reid, D. Artigas, J. Hellström, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, "Low-threshold femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on chirped-pulse frequency conversion," Opt. Lett. 28, 543-545 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-543

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