Abstract

We report on an investigation of a singly resonant picosecond optical parametric oscillator in a noncollinear configuration for which we alternatively used β-barium borate and lithium triborate in a type-I phase-matching configuration tunable from 407 to 2780 nm and from 452 and 1650 nm, respectively. The parametric oscillator was synchronously pumped by the third harmonic of a passive negative-feedback actively–passively mode-locked Nd:YAG laser–amplifier system, and long and flat trains of short bandwidth-limited 9-ps pulses were produced. We obtained conversion efficiency into the idler wave (at 900 nm) of as high as 10% and overall efficiency as high as 26%. We present a numerical model of the operation that agrees very well with the experimental results. The simplicity and ruggedness are the main strengths of this source when high-power conversion capability and wide tunability are the main requirements.

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A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
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[CrossRef]

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
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J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
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R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Lett. 15, 971 (1990).
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A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Commun. 77, 226 (1990).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1819 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (2)

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, S. Lin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Babushkin, N. S. Vorobev, A. M. Prokhorov, M. Y. Shchelev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1310 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

L. J. Bromley, A. Guy, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 67, 316 (1988).
[CrossRef]

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. A. 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. Phys. Usp. 29, 869 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

C. Chen, B. Wu, A. Jiang, G. You, Sci. Sinica Ser. B 28, 235 (1985).

1983 (1)

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 81, 306 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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A. V. Babushkin, N. S. Vorobev, A. M. Prokhorov, M. Y. Shchelev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1310 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

W. R. Bosenberg, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1819 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Bromley, L. J.

L. J. Bromley, A. Guy, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 67, 316 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Burdulis, S.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Burneika, K.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

R. L. Byer, in Quantum Electronics: a Treatise, H. Rabin, C. L. Tang, eds. (Academic, New York, 1973), Vol. 1, pt. A.

Canuto, C.

C. Canuto, M. Y. Hussaini, A. Quarteroni, T. A. Zhang, Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

Caprara, A.

A. Caprara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, S1001 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chen, C.

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, S. Lin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, B. Wu, A. Jiang, G. You, Sci. Sinica Ser. B 28, 235 (1985).

Del Corno, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Deng, L.

X. D. Zhu, L. Deng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1490 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Diels, J.-C.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

Ferguson, A. I.

Fix, A.

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Fogliani, M.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gabetta, G.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Graener, H.

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Lett. 15, 971 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Commun. 77, 226 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Grigonis, R.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Guy, A.

L. J. Bromley, A. Guy, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 67, 316 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hall, G. J.

Hanna, D. C.

L. J. Bromley, A. Guy, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 67, 316 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Heinz, P.

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. A. 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Huang, J. Y.

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Hussaini, M. Y.

C. Canuto, M. Y. Hussaini, A. Quarteroni, T. A. Zhang, Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, A.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, S. Lin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, B. Wu, A. Jiang, G. You, Sci. Sinica Ser. B 28, 235 (1985).

Komarov, K. P.

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

Kriegleder, W.

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. A. 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kubecek, V.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. Kubecek, Y. Takagi, K. Yoshihara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 91, 93 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Laenen, R.

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Lett. 15, 971 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Commun. 77, 226 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Laubereau, A.

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Commun. 77, 226 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Lett. 15, 971 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. A. 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. Laubereau, in Ultrashort Laser Pulses, V. Kaiser, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).

Li, R.

Lin, S.

Marek, J.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Nolting, J.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Pelouch, W. S.

Piskarskas, A.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. Phys. Usp. 29, 869 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Powers, P. E.

Prokhorov, A. M.

A. V. Babushkin, N. S. Vorobev, A. M. Prokhorov, M. Y. Shchelev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1310 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Quarteroni, A.

C. Canuto, M. Y. Hussaini, A. Quarteroni, T. A. Zhang, Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G. C.

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

V. Kubecek, Y. Takagi, K. Yoshihara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 91, 93 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Caprara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, S1001 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 81, 306 (1991).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, Opt. Lett. 15, 734 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Shchelev, M. Y.

A. V. Babushkin, N. S. Vorobev, A. M. Prokhorov, M. Y. Shchelev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1310 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sinkyavichyus, G.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Stabinis, A.

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. Phys. Usp. 29, 869 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Takagi, Y.

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

V. Kubecek, Y. Takagi, K. Yoshihara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 91, 93 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

W. S. Pelouch, P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, Opt. Lett. 17, 1070 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. R. Bosenberg, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1819 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ugozhyaev, V. D.

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

Umbras, A.

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Vorobev, N. S.

A. V. Babushkin, N. S. Vorobev, A. M. Prokhorov, M. Y. Shchelev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1310 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

A. Piskarskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Umbras, A. Fix, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 77, 335 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Burdulis, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Fix, J. Nolting, R. Wallenstein, Opt. Commun. 74, 398 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wu, B.

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, S. Lin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, B. Wu, A. Jiang, G. You, Sci. Sinica Ser. B 28, 235 (1985).

Wu, Y.

Yankauskas, A.

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. Phys. Usp. 29, 869 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Yeh, C.-Y.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yoshihara, K.

V. Kubecek, Y. Takagi, K. Yoshihara, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 91, 93 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

You, G.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, S. Lin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. Chen, B. Wu, A. Jiang, G. You, Sci. Sinica Ser. B 28, 235 (1985).

Zhang, J. Y.

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, T. A.

C. Canuto, M. Y. Hussaini, A. Quarteroni, T. A. Zhang, Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, X.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X. D.

X. D. Zhu, L. Deng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1490 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. A. (1)

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. A. 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. Y. Huang, J. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 1961 (1990).
[CrossRef]

X. D. Zhu, L. Deng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1490 (1992).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1819 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C.-Y. Yeh, X. Zhao, V. Kubecek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. (1)

V. Kubecek, K. Yoshihara, Y. Takagi, G. C. Reali, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 126, 71 (1992).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (6)

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Numerical simulation of the pulse train, pulse duration, and pulse spectral quality with an intracavity GaAs platelet limiter. In the experimental case the transverse nonlinear responses of GaAs and diffraction, not included here, slightly lengthen the pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental layout of the noncollinearly pumped OPO.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal profiles of the signal (solid curve), idler (dashed curve), and depleted pump (dashed–dotted curve) pulse at the end of the pumping train. (a) Ep = Epth. (b) Ep = 3Epth. a.u., arbitrary units.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated depleted pulse train, signal and idler trains for operation at 3 times above threshold, and pump-pulse conversion at each round trip.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Undepleted pump train. (b) Depleted LBO pulse train for ~3 times above threshold. (c) Signal train for ~3 times above threshold. One can estimate the conversion efficiencies by comparing (a) detected as in (b), blocking the OPO operation. The time scale is 50 ns/div for (a)–(c).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Streak camera record of a signal pulse at threshold. We used a 1-mm-thick quartz plate to replicate the pulse for calibration.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

LBO tuning curve. Circles, experimental; curve, computation.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Measured pulse spectra at various signal wavelengths for operation ~2 times above threshold.

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E p z = i χ p E i E s δ p s E p t , E s z = i χ s E p E i * , E i z = i χ i E p E s * δ i s E i t ,

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