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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5349–5352

Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5349-5352 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005349


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Abstract

We report a stable, high-power, picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) at 160 MHz repetition rate synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled mode-locked Yb-fiber laser at 532 nm and tunable in the near-infrared, across 874–1008 nm (signal) and 1126–1359 nm (idler). Using a 30-mm-long MgO:sPPLT crystal, the OPO provides average output power up to 780 mW in the signal at 918.58 nm and 600 mW in the idler at 1242 nm. The device operates stably over many days, even close to degeneracy, exhibiting passive long-term power stability better than 1.8% rms in the signal and 2.4% rms in the idler over 2.5 h at a temperature of 55°C. We investigate spectral and temporal characteristics of the signal pulses under different conditions and demonstrate cavity-length tuning enabled by the dispersion properties of MgO:sPPLT. The output signal pulses have a duration of 2.4 ps at 967 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Citation
S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 38, 5349-5352 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-24-5349


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