Abstract

An all-solid-state optical parametric oscillator based on temperature-tuned LiB3O5 and synchronously pumped at 523.5 nm by a frequency-doubled, FM mode-locked, Q-switched, diode-laser-pumped Nd:YLF laser is described. The singly resonant oscillator is continuously tunable throughout 0.652–2.65 μm and can provide average output powers of as much as 3 mW in pulses of 12-ps duration, at a Q-switched repetition rate of 500 Hz. Four-color parametric oscillation has been obtained over the ranges of 664–890 nm and 2.47−1.27 μm, and linewidth reduction down to 0.5 nm is demonstrated over a signal wavelength range of 652–987 nm.

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Temperature-tuning range of picosecond LiB3O5 parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped at 523.5 nm, with type I interaction (eoo) along the x axis (θ = 90°, ϕ = 0°). The output from the oscillator is indicated by the experimental data, and the solid curve represents the calculated tuning range. The different symbols refer to the three mirror sets: open circles, 650–800 nm; filled circles, 750–900 nm; triangles, 1.020–1.200 μm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical autocorrelation trace of the signal pulses at a wavelength of ~900 nm, recorded at ~1.5 times the oscillation threshold.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation in the spectral line width of the signal beam across the tuning range of the SRO. The free-running and line-narrowed bandwidths are represented by the open and filled circles, respectively.

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