Yb: fiber-laser-pumped high-energy picosecond optical parametric oscillator

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, D. T. Reid

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Abstract

We report a high-energy extended-cavity MgO:PPLN optical parametric oscillator, synchronously-pumped by a femtosecond Yb:fiber laser. The oscillator operated at a signal wavelength of 1530 nm with a repetition-frequency of 15.3 MHz (9.8 m length) achieved using intracavity relay-imaging optics. The signal pulses had an average power above 1.0 W, durations of 1.5 ps and energies greater than 70 nJ, making it a potential source for rapid femtosecond waveguide inscription in infrared materials. © 2009 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14229-14234
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2009

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