Abstract

We demonstrate a highly efficient double pass optical parametric generator based on periodically poled MgO-doped congruent LiNbO3. More than two watts of tunable near-IR radiation (1370-1650 nm) are generated by directly pumping the system with 550 fs pulses from a 42 MHz repetition rate passively mode-locked Yb:KGW oscillator. Pulse durations below 200 fs were achieved without further compression techniques. The system is extremely efficient, compact, cost effective, easy to align and easy to operate, which makes it an interesting alternative to more complex optical parametric oscillators or optical parametric amplifiers.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Second Edition) (Elsevier Inc., 2006).
  2. O. Wada, “Femtosecond all-optical devices for ultrafast communication and signal processing,” New J. Phys. 6, 183 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  3. Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley-Interscience, 2003), Chap. 9.
  4. M. Bradler, C. Homann, and E. Riedle, “Mid-IR femtosecond pulse generation on the microjoule level up to 5 μm at high repetition rates,” Opt. Lett. 36(21), 4212–4214 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. T. W. Neely, T. A. Johnson, and S. A. Diddams, “High-power broadband laser source tunable from 3.0 μm to 4.4 μm based on a femtosecond Yb:fiber oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 36(20), 4020–4022 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. Krauth, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, M. Conforti, and H. Giessen, “Broadly tunable femtosecond near- and mid-IR source by direct pumping of an OPA with a 41.7 MHz Yb:KGW oscillator,” Opt. Express 21(9), 11516–11522 (2013).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. T. Steinle, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Watt-level optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz tunable from 1.35 to 4.5 μm coherently seeded with solitons,” Opt. Express 22(8), 9567–9573 (2014).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. T. Steinle, S. Kedenburg, A. Steinmann, and H. Giessen, “Combining cw-seeding with highly nonlinear fibers in a broadly tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).
  9. T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
    [CrossRef]
  10. P. Zhao, B. Zhang, E. Li, R. Zhou, D. Xu, Y. Lu, T. Zhang, F. Ji, X. Zhu, P. Wang, and J. Yao, “Experimental study on a high conversion efficiency, low threshold, high-repetition-rate periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric generator,” Opt. Express 14(16), 7224–7229 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. M. Levenius, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, and K. Gallo, “Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3.,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4121–4128 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. S. C. Kumar, M. Jelínek, M. Baudisch, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, V. Kubeček, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-energy, mid-infrared, picosecond optical parametric generator based on CdSiP2,” Opt. Express 20(14), 15703–15709 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. F. Seifert, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by a high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19(11), 837–839 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. X. Xie, A. M. Schober, C. Langrock, R. V. Roussev, J. R. Kurz, and M. M. Fejer, “Picojoule threshold, picosecond optical parametric generation in reverse proton-exchanged lithium niobate waveguides,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(7), 1397–1402 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  15. M. Marangoni, R. Osellame, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, A. Steinmann, and U. Morgner, “Near-infrared optical parametric amplifier at 1 MHz directly pumped by a femtosecond oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 32(11), 1489–1491 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  17. S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  18. C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  19. F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. A. Steinmann, B. Metzger, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Compact 7.4 W femtosecond oscillator for white-light generation and nonlinear microscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CThAA5.
    [CrossRef]
  21. F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  22. G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  23. M. Koichi, K. Miyamoto, S. Ujita, T. Saito, H. Ito, and T. Omatsu, “Dual-frequency picosecond optical parametric generator pumped by a Nd-doped vanadate bounce laser,” Opt. Express 19(19), 18523–18528 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, “Parametric Interaction of Focused Gaussian Light Beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39(8), 3597–3639 (1968).
    [CrossRef]
  25. 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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  26. J. M. Manley and H. E. Rowe, “Some General Properties of Nonlinear Elements – Part I: General Energy Relations,” Proc. IRE44, 904–913 (1956).
    [CrossRef]

2014

2013

2012

2011

2009

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2006

2005

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2002

2001

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1995

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994

1972

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1968

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, “Parametric Interaction of Focused Gaussian Light Beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39(8), 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Arie, A.

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Aus der Au, J.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Banfi, G. P.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Baudisch, M.

Biegert, J.

Boyd, G. D.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, “Parametric Interaction of Focused Gaussian Light Beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39(8), 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Bradler, M.

Braun, B.

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brida, D.

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Cerullo, G.

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Marangoni, R. Osellame, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, A. Steinmann, and U. Morgner, “Near-infrared optical parametric amplifier at 1 MHz directly pumped by a femtosecond oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 32(11), 1489–1491 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cirmi, G.

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Conforti, M.

Contag, K.

Danielius, R.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

de Silvestri, S.

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Diddams, S. A.

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Fejer, M. M.

Gallo, K.

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Gayer, O.

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Giessen, H.

T. Steinle, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Watt-level optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz tunable from 1.35 to 4.5 μm coherently seeded with solitons,” Opt. Express 22(8), 9567–9573 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Krauth, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, M. Conforti, and H. Giessen, “Broadly tunable femtosecond near- and mid-IR source by direct pumping of an OPA with a 41.7 MHz Yb:KGW oscillator,” Opt. Express 21(9), 11516–11522 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinle, S. Kedenburg, A. Steinmann, and H. Giessen, “Combining cw-seeding with highly nonlinear fibers in a broadly tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Hanna, D. C.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hegenbarth, R.

Homann, C.

Hoos, F.

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ito, H.

Jelínek, M.

Ji, F.

Johnson, T. A.

Kedenburg, S.

T. Steinle, S. Kedenburg, A. Steinmann, and H. Giessen, “Combining cw-seeding with highly nonlinear fibers in a broadly tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Keller, U.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

Kitamura, K.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kleinmann, D. A.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, “Parametric Interaction of Focused Gaussian Light Beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39(8), 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Koichi, M.

Krauth, J.

Kubecek, V.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumar, S. C.

Kurimura, S.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kurz, J. R.

Langrock, C.

Laurell, F.

Levenius, M.

Li, E.

Li, S.

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Y.

Manley, J. M.

J. M. Manley and H. E. Rowe, “Some General Properties of Nonlinear Elements – Part I: General Energy Relations,” Proc. IRE44, 904–913 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Manzoni, C.

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Marangoni, M.

Marchese, S. V.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Meyrath, T. P.

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Miyamoto, K.

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Neely, T. W.

Noack, F.

Omatsu, T.

Osellame, R.

Paschotta, R.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

Petrov, V.

Piskarskas, A.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rabson, T. A.

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Ramponi, R.

Riedle, E.

Righini, R.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ross, G. W.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Roussev, R. V.

Rowe, H. E.

J. M. Manley and H. E. Rowe, “Some General Properties of Nonlinear Elements – Part I: General Energy Relations,” Proc. IRE44, 904–913 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Ruiz, H. G.

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sacks, Z.

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Saito, T.

Schober, A. M.

Schunemann, P. G.

Seifert, F.

Shah, P. L.

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Smith, P. G. R.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Solcia, C.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Steinle, T.

T. Steinle, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Watt-level optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz tunable from 1.35 to 4.5 μm coherently seeded with solitons,” Opt. Express 22(8), 9567–9573 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Steinle, S. Kedenburg, A. Steinmann, and H. Giessen, “Combining cw-seeding with highly nonlinear fibers in a broadly tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

Steinmann, A.

Südmeyer, T.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, “240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a mode-locked thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1162–1164 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tittel, F. K.

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Torre, R.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ujita, S.

Wada, O.

O. Wada, “Femtosecond all-optical devices for ultrafast communication and signal processing,” New J. Phys. 6, 183 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

Xie, X.

Xu, D.

Yao, J.

Zawilski, K. T.

Zhang, B.

Zhang, T.

Zhao, P.

Zhou, R.

Zhu, X.

Appl. Phys. B

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. B 91(2), 343–348 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

T. A. Rabson, H. G. Ruiz, P. L. Shah, and F. K. Tittel, “Stimulated parametric fluorescence induced by picosecond pump pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 21(4), 129–131 (1972).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinmann, “Parametric Interaction of Focused Gaussian Light Beams,” J. Appl. Phys. 39(8), 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. B

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, “Room temperature femtosecond optical parametric generation in MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” J. Appl. Phys. B 81(8), 1049–1052 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Hoos, T. P. Meyrath, S. Li, B. Braun, and H. Giessen, “Femtosecond 5-W Yb:KGW slab laser oscillator pumped by a single broad-area diode and its application as supercontinuum source,” J. Appl. Phys. B 96(1), 5–10 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. D Appl. Phys.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, “Novel ultrafast parametric systems: high repetition rate single-pass OPG and fibre-feedback OPO,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2433–2439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys.

O. Wada, “Femtosecond all-optical devices for ultrafast communication and signal processing,” New J. Phys. 6, 183 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, P. Di Trapani, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, R. Righini, and R. Torre, “Travelling-wave parametric conversion of microjoule pulses with LBO,” Opt. Commun. 118(3-4), 353–359 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

P. Zhao, B. Zhang, E. Li, R. Zhou, D. Xu, Y. Lu, T. Zhang, F. Ji, X. Zhu, P. Wang, and J. Yao, “Experimental study on a high conversion efficiency, low threshold, high-repetition-rate periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric generator,” Opt. Express 14(16), 7224–7229 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Levenius, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, and K. Gallo, “Ultra-broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3.,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4121–4128 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Koichi, K. Miyamoto, S. Ujita, T. Saito, H. Ito, and T. Omatsu, “Dual-frequency picosecond optical parametric generator pumped by a Nd-doped vanadate bounce laser,” Opt. Express 19(19), 18523–18528 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. C. Kumar, M. Jelínek, M. Baudisch, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, V. Kubeček, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-energy, mid-infrared, picosecond optical parametric generator based on CdSiP2,” Opt. Express 20(14), 15703–15709 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Krauth, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, M. Conforti, and H. Giessen, “Broadly tunable femtosecond near- and mid-IR source by direct pumping of an OPA with a 41.7 MHz Yb:KGW oscillator,” Opt. Express 21(9), 11516–11522 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Steinle, A. Steinmann, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Watt-level optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz tunable from 1.35 to 4.5 μm coherently seeded with solitons,” Opt. Express 22(8), 9567–9573 (2014).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. de Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Steinmann, B. Metzger, R. Hegenbarth, and H. Giessen, “Compact 7.4 W femtosecond oscillator for white-light generation and nonlinear microscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CThAA5.
[CrossRef]

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley-Interscience, 2003), Chap. 9.

T. Steinle, S. Kedenburg, A. Steinmann, and H. Giessen, “Combining cw-seeding with highly nonlinear fibers in a broadly tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier at 42 MHz,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Second Edition) (Elsevier Inc., 2006).

J. M. Manley and H. E. Rowe, “Some General Properties of Nonlinear Elements – Part I: General Energy Relations,” Proc. IRE44, 904–913 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPG scheme: HWP: half-wave plate, FI: Faraday isolator, DM: dielectric mirror, L: lens, DCM: dichroic mirror, F: filter. The MgO:PPLN crystal can be translated with respect to the nine different poling channels. The back reflecting mirror is mounted on a translation stage to synchronize the pump and signal pulse in the second pass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power of the signal (left axis) and pump-to-signal conversion efficiency (right axis) versus average incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(Upper) Measured normalized signal spectra for different poling periods. The grey dots show the measured average signal power, the grey line is a guide to the eye. (Lower) Intensity autocorrelations for different poling periods with FWHM values in ps (grey numbers). All measurements were taken at 30°C and an average input power of 4 W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Left) Power fluctuations of the signal output for different conversion efficiencies. Each measurement point corresponds to a 15 minute measurement. (Right) Pulse-to-pulse fluctuations of the OPG at 10% conversion efficiency (upper) and 55% conversion efficiency (lower).

Metrics