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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 900–903

Fractional-length sync-pumped degenerate optical parametric oscillator for 500-MHz 3-μm mid-infrared frequency comb generation

Kirk A. Ingold, Alireza Marandi, Charles W. Rudy, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Robert L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 900-903 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000900


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Abstract

We demonstrate a mid-IR frequency comb centered at 3120 nm with 650-nm (20-THz) bandwidth at a comb-teeth spacing of 500 MHz. The generated comb is based on a compact ring-type synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (SPOPO) operating at degeneracy and pumped by a mode-locked Er-doped 1560 nm fiber laser at a repetition rate of 100 MHz. We achieve high-repetition rate by using a fractional-length cavity with a roundtrip length of 60 cm, which is one-fifth of the length dictated by conventional synchronous pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2013
Published: February 10, 2014

Citation
Kirk A. Ingold, Alireza Marandi, Charles W. Rudy, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Robert L. Byer, "Fractional-length sync-pumped degenerate optical parametric oscillator for 500-MHz 3-μm mid-infrared frequency comb generation," Opt. Lett. 39, 900-903 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-900


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