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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3580–3582

Compact, high-pulse-energy, picosecond optical parametric oscillator

Florian Kienle, Peh Siong Teh, Shaif-Ul Alam, Corin B. E. Gawith, David C. Hanna, David J. Richardson, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3580-3582 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003580


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Abstract

We report a high-energy optical parametric oscillator (OPO) synchronously pumped by a 7.19 MHz , Yb:fiber- amplified, picosecond, gain-switched laser diode. The 42-m-long ring cavity maintains a compact design through the use of an intracavity optical fiber. The periodically poled MgO-doped LiNbO 3 OPO provides output pulse energies as high as 0.49 μJ at 1.5 μm (signal) and 0.19 μJ at 3.6 μm (idler). Tunability from 1.5 to 1.7 μm and from 2.9 to 3.6 μm is demonstrated, and typical M 2 values of 1.5 × 1.3 and 2.8 × 1.9 are measured for the signal and idler, respectively, at high power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2010
Published: October 21, 2010

Citation
Florian Kienle, Peh Siong Teh, Shaif-Ul Alam, Corin B. E. Gawith, David C. Hanna, David J. Richardson, and David P. Shepherd, "Compact, high-pulse-energy, picosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 35, 3580-3582 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-21-3580


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