Abstract

We report a large aperture PPMgLN based OPO generating 21W of average output power at a slope efficiency of 45%. The OPO is pumped with the output from a polarization maintaining Ytterbium doped fiber MOPA operating at 1060nm producing 20ns pulses at a repetition rate of 100kHz and an average output power of 58W (after the isolators). A maximum of 5.5W of optical power was recorded at the idler wavelength of 3.82µm without thermal roll-off. The pulse rise/fall time plays a significant role in the OPO conversion efficiency and that further enhancements in the efficiency should be possible using pulses with faster rise and fall times.

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S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
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D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Wu, J. Kong, and Y. Shen, “High-efficiency semi-external-cavity-structured periodically poled MgLN-based optical parametric oscillator with output power exceeding 9.2 W at 3.82 microm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1118–1120 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

B. Wu, Y. Shen, and S. Cai, “Widely tunable high power OPO based on a periodically poled MgO doped lithium niobate crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol.39(6), 1115–1119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, “Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.32(10), 1281–1283 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, “High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture,” Opt. Lett.30(21), 2918–2920 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1998

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alam, S.-

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S. U.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alexander, J. I.

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arie, A.

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Avila, C.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Britton, P. E.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burnham, R.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Burns, W. K.

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Byer, R. L.

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cai, S.

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. Wu, Y. Shen, and S. Cai, “Widely tunable high power OPO based on a periodically poled MgO doped lithium niobate crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol.39(6), 1115–1119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, K. K.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Curl, R. F.

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Das, R.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Drobshoff, A.

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Flannagan, J. C.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Galun, E.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gayer, O.

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Geddes, V.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanna, D. C.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hayes, J. R.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, A.

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, “Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.32(10), 1281–1283 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ingram, S.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ishizuki, H.

H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, “High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture,” Opt. Lett.30(21), 2918–2920 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jeong, Y.

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jiang, P.

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kang Chen, K.

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kong, J.

B. Wu, J. Kong, and Y. Shen, “High-efficiency semi-external-cavity-structured periodically poled MgLN-based optical parametric oscillator with output power exceeding 9.2 W at 3.82 microm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1118–1120 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lin, D.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Myers, L. E.

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nilsson, J.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Norman, S.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, K. P.

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Puech, K.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D. J.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ross, G. W.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sacks, Z.

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Samanta, G. K.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y.

B. Wu, J. Kong, and Y. Shen, “High-efficiency semi-external-cavity-structured periodically poled MgLN-based optical parametric oscillator with output power exceeding 9.2 W at 3.82 microm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1118–1120 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. Wu, Y. Shen, and S. Cai, “Widely tunable high power OPO based on a periodically poled MgO doped lithium niobate crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol.39(6), 1115–1119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smith, P. G. R.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stafford, R.

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, “Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.32(10), 1281–1283 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taira, T.

H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, “High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture,” Opt. Lett.30(21), 2918–2920 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tal, E.

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taverner, D.

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Teh, P. S.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tittel, F. K.

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torruellas, W.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Utano, R.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Verdun, H.

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vu, K. T.

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wu, B.

B. Wu, J. Kong, and Y. Shen, “High-efficiency semi-external-cavity-structured periodically poled MgLN-based optical parametric oscillator with output power exceeding 9.2 W at 3.82 microm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1118–1120 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. Wu, Y. Shen, and S. Cai, “Widely tunable high power OPO based on a periodically poled MgO doped lithium niobate crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol.39(6), 1115–1119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, “Temperature and wavelength dependent refractive index equations for MgO-doped congruent and stoichiometric LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. B91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. E. Myers and W. R. Bosenberg, “Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1663–1672 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

Y. Shen, S.- Alam, K. Kang Chen, D. Lin, S. Cai, B. Wu, P. Jiang, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “PPMgLN-Based High-Power Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by Yb3+-Doped Fiber Amplifier Incorporates Active Pulse Shaping,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(2), 385–392 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, A. Malinowski, K. K. Chen, J. R. Hayes, J. C. Flannagan, V. Geddes, J. Nilsson, S. Ingram, S. Norman, and D. J. Richardson, “Temporally and spatially shaped fully-fiberized ytterbium-doped pulsed MOPA,” Laser Phys. Lett.8(10), 747–753 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

A. Malinowski, K. T. Vu, K. K. Chen, J. Nilsson, Y. Jeong, S. U. Alam, D. Lin, and D. J. Richardson, “High power pulsed fiber MOPA system incorporating electro-optic modulator based adaptive pulse shaping,” Opt. Express17(23), 20927–20937 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Lin, S. U. Alam, P. S. Teh, K. K. Chen, and D. J. Richardson, “Selective excitation of multiple Raman Stokes wavelengths (green-yellow-red) using shaped multi-step pulses from an all-fiber PM MOPA,” Opt. Express19(3), 2085–2092 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Sacks, O. Gayer, E. Tal, and A. Arie, “Improving the efficiency of an optical parametric oscillator by tailoring the pump pulse shape,” Opt. Express18(12), 12669–12674 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Laser Technol.

B. Wu, Y. Shen, and S. Cai, “Widely tunable high power OPO based on a periodically poled MgO doped lithium niobate crystal,” Opt. Laser Technol.39(6), 1115–1119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

A. Henderson and R. Stafford, “Spectral broadening and stimulated Raman conversion in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.32(10), 1281–1283 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Britton, D. Taverner, K. Puech, D. J. Richardson, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate driven by a diode-pumped, Q-switched erbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett.23(8), 582–584 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, “High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm×5 mm aperture,” Opt. Lett.30(21), 2918–2920 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Wu, J. Kong, and Y. Shen, “High-efficiency semi-external-cavity-structured periodically poled MgLN-based optical parametric oscillator with output power exceeding 9.2 W at 3.82 microm,” Opt. Lett.35(8), 1118–1120 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. P. Petrov, L. Goldberg, W. K. Burns, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, “Detection of CO in air by diode-pumped 4.6-µm difference-frequency generation in quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3,” Opt. Lett.21(1), 86–88 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. R. Bosenberg, A. Drobshoff, J. I. Alexander, L. E. Myers, and R. L. Byer, “93% pump depletion, 3.5-W continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1336–1338 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

C. Avila, R. Burnham, Y. Chen, W. Torruellas, H. Verdun, and R. Utano, “Polarization maintaining master oscillator fiber amplifier (MOFA) for high repetition rate applications,” Proc. SPIE5335, 24–32 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other

D. W. Chen and T. S. Rose, “Low noise 10-W CW OPO generation near 3 μm with MgO doped PPLN,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1-3, 1829–1831 (2005).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Yb-doped all-fiber PM MOPA and PPMgLN based OPO system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO Output powers as a function of 1060 nm pump power at various average pump power levels. The pulse peak power is obtained by multiplying the average power by the corresponding duty cycle (d.c.).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Output power and (b) signal spectra of the OPO with regard to varied beam waist size (47W pump power).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectra and (b) pulse shapes of the MOPA output for various output powers.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output power dependence of the OPO on 1060nm pump coupled into the PPMgLN.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Spectra and (b) pulse shapes of the OPO signal for various pump powers.

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