Abstract

A singly resonant optical parametric oscillator is demonstrated that uses a β-barium borate crystal and is synchronously pumped by microsecond pulse trains of a Nd:glass laser (0.8 psec, 527 nm). Broadly tunable pulses are generated in the wavelength range 0.7–1.8 μm with a duration of 160–260 fsec and an energy conversion of ∼3%. Steep pulse wings are observed, with a 1/e decay time of ≃90 fsec. Under special conditions, parametric pulses as short as 65 ± 7 fsec are obtained.

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E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabius, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

1987 (1)

1985 (2)

1983 (2)

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A. Fendt, W. Kranitzky, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 28, 142 (1979).
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1974 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Antonetti, A.

Badan, J.

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Danelyus, R.

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Gaizauskas, E.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabius, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Graener, H.

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, “Tunable subpicosecond pulses in the infrared by optical parametric oscillation,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

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R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, “Tunable subpicosecond pulses in the infrared by optical parametric oscillation,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, “Tunable subpicosecond pulses in the infrared by optical parametric oscillation,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Ledoux, I.

Migus, A.

Piskarskas, A.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabius, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

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[CrossRef]

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Seus, B.

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R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1626 (1982).
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A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1985).
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E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabius, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

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Tang, C. L.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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E. S. Wachman, D. C. Edelstein, C. L. Tang, Opt. Lett. 15, 136 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1985).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

A. Fendt, W. Kranitzky, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 28, 142 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (2)

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1626 (1982).
[CrossRef]

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. Collect. (1)

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabius, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Other (1)

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, “Tunable subpicosecond pulses in the infrared by optical parametric oscillation,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Effect of the special pump geometry on the parametric output, (a) Calculated duration ts (solid curve, left-hand scale) and the energy conversion efficiency of the signal pulse (dashed curve, right-hand scale) versus pump synchronization Δtp for the second pass through the nonlinear crystal. (b) Same as (a) but as a function of pump intensity for optimum setting of the OPO cavity length and pump synchronization.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of the singly resonant, femtosecond OPO with the FCM Nd:glass pump laser (0.8 psec), noncollinear phase matching, and adjustable synchronization of the second pass of the pump pulse. Ampli, amplifier; SH, second-harmonic generation; L1, f ≡ 1 m; L2, f ≡ 20 cm; M1, M3, r = 20 cm; M2, r = 2 m. (b) Spectrum of the signal pulses at λs = 0.75 μm with a width (FWHM) of 109 ± 5 cm−1. The inset is the frequency scale.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured pulse duration versus wavelength tuning of the OPO for signal (filled circles) and idler (open circles) generation with 3% conversion efficiency; the dashed line is a visual guide. The large tuning range for a single mirror set should be noted. Close to the subharmonic wavelength, pulses of 65 fsec (filled square) are generated. (b) Example of the intensity autocorrelation curve of signal pulses at 0.75 μm; the experimental points represent the integral over the OPO pulse train, and the solid curve is the calculated sech2 pulse shape.

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