Abstract

The operation of a Ti:sapphire-laser-pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on the new nonlinear material RbTiOAsO4 is described. Oscillation has been observed for pump powers as low as 50 mW, and output powers as high as 185 mW have been measured. With intracavity prisms for dispersion compensation, transform-limited pulses of less than 70-fs duration have been produced. Under noncritical phase matching, a signal (idler) tuning range over 110 nm (330 nm) is demonstrated with pump tuning.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

Bierlein, J. D.

L. T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, J. D. Bierlein, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43 (1993).

Cheng, L. K.

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, L. K. Cheng, Opt. Lett. 19, 37 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. E. Powers, S. Ramakrishna, C. L. Tang, L. K. Cheng, Opt. Lett. 18, 1171 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, J. D. Bierlein, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43 (1993).

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, L. K. Cheng, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWM4, p. 251.

Cheng, L. T.

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[Crossref]

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Ramakrishna, S.

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D. T. Reid, J. M. Dudley, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 19, 825 (1994).
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Stolzenberger, R. A.

R. A. Stolzenberger, D. N. Loiacono, J. Rottenberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CFF2, p. 415.

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[Crossref]

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P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, L. K. Cheng, Opt. Lett. 19, 37 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 104, 419 (1994).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

L. T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, J. D. Bierlein, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43 (1993).

Other (2)

R. A. Stolzenberger, D. N. Loiacono, J. Rottenberg, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CFF2, p. 415.

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, L. K. Cheng, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWM4, p. 251.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity configuration of the RTA optical parametric oscillator. HR’s, high-reflectivity mirrors; OC’s, output couplers; P’s, prisms; L, lens; λ/2, half-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity and (b) interferometric autocorrelation profiles and (c) the spectral profile for the output signal pulses from the OPO when operated in the absence of dispersion compensation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation and (b) the corresponding spectrum for the signal output pulses from the dispersion-compensated OPO.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal wavelength data (triangles) and inferred idler data (squares) for pump wavelengths from 785 to 853 nm. The solid curves indicate the tuning predicted from Sellmeier equations for RTA.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectrum of the frequency-doubled signal centered at 639 nm. The weak component at 615 nm corresponds to sum-frequency mixing between the pump and the idler waves.

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