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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3128–3130

Bi B 3 O 6 femtosecond optical parametric oscillator

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 3128-3130 (2006)

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We report a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on the nonlinear material Bi B 3 O 6 . The OPO is synchronously pumped in the blue by the second harmonic of a Kerr-lens-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. It can provide wide and continuous tuning across the entire green–yellow–orange–red spectral range with a single crystal and a single set of mirrors. Using a 500 μ m Bi B 3 O 6 crystal and collinear type I ( e + e o ) phase matching in the optical y z plane, a signal wavelength range of 480 710 nm is demonstrated with angle tuning at room temperature at average output powers of 270 mW . With 220 fs blue pump pulses, near-transform-limited signal pulses of 120 fs duration have been obtained at 76 MHz repetition rate.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2006
Published: October 11, 2006

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "BiB3O6 femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 31, 3128-3130 (2006)

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