Abstract

We describe an intracavity frequency-doubled high repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator for the visible based solely on the nonlinear crystal LiB3O5 and synchronously pumped by a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Under temperature-tuned noncritical type I and type II phase matching, average visible output powers of 320 mW have been generated at an 81-MHz repetition rate. With the available mirror set, continuous tuning from 584 to 771 nm is demonstrated for a range of phase-matching temperatures. Transform-limited pulses with durations of 840–880 fs have been obtained across the visible range for pump pulse durations of 1–1.2 ps.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the frequency-doubled picosecond Ti:sapphire-pumped LBO OPO. P, prism; HR, high-reflector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Visible range of the frequency-doubled LBO OPO. Filled circles, 1.4-μm mirror set; open circles; 1.18-μm mirror set.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation of frequency-doubled signal power as a function of wavelength for a pump power of 2 W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Intensity, (b) interferometric autocorrelation, and (c) spectrum of frequency-doubled signal pulses at 675 nm. The pulse duration is 840 fs, with a corresponding time–bandwidth product 0.339. The pump wavelength is 780 nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Variation in the visible pulse durations across the tuning range of the frequency-doubled LBO OPO for a pump power of 2 W.

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