650-nJ pulses from a cavity-dumped Yb:fiber-pumped ultrafast optical parametric oscillator

Tobias P. Lamour, Derryck T. Reid

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Sub-250-fs pulses with energies of up to 650 nJ and peak powers up to 2.07 MW were generated from a cavity-dumped optical parametric oscillator, synchronously-pumped at 15.3 MHz with sub-400-fs pulses from an Yb:fiber laser. The average beam quality factor of the dumped output was M-2 similar to 1.2 and the total relative-intensity noise was 8 mdBc, making the system a promising candidate for ultrafast laser inscription of infrared materials. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17557-17562
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011

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