PICOSECOND TI SAPPHIRE-PUMPED OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATOR BASED ON LIB3O5

M EBRAHIMZADEH, S FRENCH, W SIBBETT, A MILLER

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Abstract

We report a high-repetition-rate, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on the nonlinear crystal LiB3O5, which is synchronously pumped by a continuous train of picosecond pulses from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Under temperature-tuned noncritical type I phase matching, total average near-infrared output powers of 90 mW at a repetition rate of 81 MHz have been generated over a signal (idler) tuning range of 1.374-1.530 mum (1.676-1.828 mum). Without dispersion compensation, transform-limited signal pulses with durations of 520-780 fs have been obtained at 1.2 times threshold for 1.8-ps input pump pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1995

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