Abstract

We report both extracavity and intracavity simultaneous second-harmonic generation and compression of pulses at 1.25 µm from a synchronously pumped RbTiOAsO4-based optical parametric oscillator, using an aperiodically poled crystal of KTiOPO4. The 290-fs input pulses were temporally compressed to 120 fs, with average output powers as great as 120 mW. The experimental results are compared with a numerical model that uses data obtained by characterization of the input pulses by use of the frequency-resolved optical gating technique.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for simultaneous SHG and pulse compression. (a) Extracavity configuration: λ/2, half-wave plate; M1, highly reflecting curved mirror; M2, end mirror; L’s, lenses. (b) Intracavity configuration that includes the AP-KTP inside the folding section composed of two highly reflecting curved mirrors, M3 and M4.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Extracavity intensity autocorrelations (solid curve) for the compression direction and Δτ=240 fs (dashed curve) for the expansion direction. (b) Representative spectra of the pulses for both configurations (Δλ=8.5 nm).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse characterization from the RTA-based OPO, showing 294-fs pulse with positive quadratic phase. (a) FROG trace; (b) temporal intensity profile and phase of the retrieved pulse; (c) measured (curve) and retrieved (open circles) spectra Δλ=37 nm; (d) measured (solid curve) and retrieved (dashed curve) intensity autocorrelations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse characterization from the intracavity SHG by use of AP-KTP crystal, showing pulses as short as 124 fs with nearly constant phase: (a) temporal intensity profile and phase obtained with the model, (b) measured (solid curve) and calculated (thick dashed curve) spectra Δλ=5 nm, (c) measured (gray region) and calculated (solid curves) interferometric autocorrelations, (d) measured (solid curve) and calculated (dashed curve) intensity autocorrelations.

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