Abstract

We report a high-energy optical parametric oscillator (OPO) synchronously pumped by a 7.19MHz, Yb:fiber- amplified, picosecond, gain-switched laser diode. The 42-m-long ring cavity maintains a compact design through the use of an intracavity optical fiber. The periodically poled MgO-doped LiNbO3 OPO provides output pulse energies as high as 0.49μJ at 1.5μm (signal) and 0.19μJ at 3.6μm (idler). Tunability from 1.5 to 1.7μm and from 2.9 to 3.6μm is demonstrated, and typical M2 values of 1.5×1.3 and 2.8×1.9 are measured for the signal and idler, respectively, at high power.

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Alam, S.-U.

Arie, A.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, Appl. Phys. B 91, 343 (2008).
[CrossRef]

aus-der-Au, J.

Brunner, F.

Bubb, D. M.

D. M. Bubb and R. F. Haglund, Jr., in Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films, R.W.Eason, ed. (Wiley, 2006), pp. 35-60.

Byer, R. L.

R. L. Byer and R. L. Herbst, in Y.R.Shen, ed., Nonlinear Infrared Generation (Springer, 1977), pp. 81-137.

Chen, K. K.

Duering, M. W.

Galun, E.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, Appl. Phys. B 91, 343 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gawith, C. B. E.

Gayer, O.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, Appl. Phys. B 91, 343 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Haglund, R. F.

D. M. Bubb and R. F. Haglund, Jr., in Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films, R.W.Eason, ed. (Wiley, 2006), pp. 35-60.

Hanna, D. C.

Hayes, J. R.

Herbst, R. L.

R. L. Byer and R. L. Herbst, in Y.R.Shen, ed., Nonlinear Infrared Generation (Springer, 1977), pp. 81-137.

Innerhofer, E.

Ito, H.

Keller, U.

Kienle, F.

Kitamura, K.

Kolev, V. Z.

Kornaszewski, L.

Kurimura, S.

Lamour, T. P.

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, Opt. Express 17, 14229 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. P. Lamour, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, presented at the International Summer School in Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, SUSSP 66, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 11-21, 2010.

Lin, D.

Luther-Davies, B.

Mackenzie, J. I.

Malinowski, A.

Paschotta, R.

Price, J. H. V.

Reid, D. T.

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, Opt. Express 17, 14229 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. P. Lamour, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, presented at the International Summer School in Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, SUSSP 66, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 11-21, 2010.

Richardson, D. J.

Rode, A. V.

Ross, G. W.

Sacks, Z.

O. Gayer, Z. Sacks, E. Galun, and A. Arie, Appl. Phys. B 91, 343 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

Smith, P. G. R.

Südmeyer, T.

Sun, J. H.

T. P. Lamour, L. Kornaszewski, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, Opt. Express 17, 14229 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. P. Lamour, J. H. Sun, and D. T. Reid, presented at the International Summer School in Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, SUSSP 66, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 11-21, 2010.

Usami, T.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the OPO fiber-feedback cavity (CM1 and CM2 with R = 250 cm ; L1 and L2 with f = 4.5 mm ).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal and idler average output power as well as pump depletion as a function of input pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal and idler wavelengths as a function of the poling period of the nonlinear crystal. The insets show characteristic spectra at 1.504 µm (signal) and 3.591 µm (idler).

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1.5 × 1.3
2.8 × 1.9
1.5 × 1.3
2.8 × 1.9

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