Abstract

We describe the operating characteristics of a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator employing chirped mirrors for intracavity group-velocity dispersion compensation. Pumped by 760 mW of power from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser, this device provides 100-fs near-transform-limited pulses continuously tunable from 1.18 to 1.32 μm with an average power of 100–180 mW. The limitations of the present setup and strategies for further pulse shortening are discussed.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

1993 (3)

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1992 (4)

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T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
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Beigang, R.

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
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A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, R. Wallenstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2195 (1993).
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Bierlein, J. D.

Bor, Zs.

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

DeSalvo, R.

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Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 104, 419 (1994), and references therein.
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Ebrahimzadeh, M.

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 104, 419 (1994), and references therein.
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Ellingson, R. J.

Fallnich, C.

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A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, R. Wallenstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2195 (1993).
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Feldmann, J.

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ferencz, K.

Fu, Q.

Gale, G. M.

J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, F. Hache, Opt. Commun. 110, 638 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Göbel, E. O.

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hache, F.

J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, F. Hache, Opt. Commun. 110, 638 (1994).
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Hagan, D. J.

Kato, K.

Kovacs, A. P.

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

Krausz, F.

Kurdi, G.

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

Mak, G.

Masutani, M.

Nebel, A.

A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, R. Wallenstein, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2195 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Osvay, K.

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

Pelouch, W. S.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Powers, P. E.

Reid, D. T.

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 104, 419 (1994), and references therein.
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Sandmann, J. H. H.

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
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Sheik-Bahae, M.

Sibbett, W.

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Spielmann, C.

Stabinis, A.

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G.

Stingl, A.

Stolz, W.

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Szipöcs, R.

A. Stingl, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

Tang, C. L.

van Driel, H. M.

van Stryland, E. W.

Vanherzeele, H.

Wallenstein, R.

Yankauskas, A.

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. F. Albrecht, J. H. H. Sandmann, J. Feldmann, W. Stolz, E. O. Göbel, A. Nebel, C. Fallnich, R. Beigang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1945 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, F. Hache, Opt. Commun. 110, 638 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (6)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, A. Yankauskas, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 1179 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, A. P. Kovacs, R. Szipöcs, Zs. Bor, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup for the OPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation curve (open circles) of the pulses generated at 1.315 μm by the OPO with four chirped mirrors. The solid curve is a fit to a sech2 t pulse shape. Inset: Spectrum of the pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Products of the measured width (FWHM) of the spectrum and the pulse duration at different wavelengths for OPO resonators using two (●), four (○), eight (+), and no (Δ) reflections from CM’s for GVD compensation. The horizontal dashed line indicates the corresponding products for Fourier-transform-limited sech2 t-shaped pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated (dotted curve) and measured (filled squares) GVD for one CM (left scale). The solid curve is a guide to the eye. The dashed curve is the GVD that is due to the material dispersion in the KTP crystal (right scale).

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