Abstract

A high-repetition-rate, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on KTiOAsO4 and synchronously pumped by a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser is reported. Under the conditions of pump-tuned noncritical type II phase matching, average near-infrared output powers of 403 mW have been generated at a repetition rate of 81 MHz. With the available mirror set, signal tuning over 1.116–1.281 μm and idler tuning over 2.260–3.160 μm are demonstrated for a range of pump wavelengths. Without dispersion compensation, signal (idler) pulses with durations of 1.01–1.03 (1.61–2.91) ps have been obtained for 1.2-ps input pump pulses.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Bierlein, J. D.

L. T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, J. D. Bierlein, F. C. Zumsteg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 346 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, L. K.

Cheng, L. T.

L. T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, J. D. Bierlein, F. C. Zumsteg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 346 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. L. Fenimore, U. Ramabadran, Crystal Associates, Inc., Waldwick, N.J. 07463 (personal communication).

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Opt. Lett. (3)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Signal wavelength data (open circles) and inferred idler data (filled circles) for pump wavelengths from 770 to 896 nm. Solid curves (a) and (b) represent the tuning predicted from the KTA Sellmeier equations of Refs. 8 and 10, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of signal (circles), idler (triangles), and total (squares) power with a 7.5% output coupler as a function of signal wavelength for a pump power of 1.3 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Intensity and (b) interferometric autocorrelation and (c) the corresponding spectra of the signal and idler pulses at 1.248 and 3.042 μm. The pulse durations are 1.02 ps for the signal pulse and 2.9 ps for the idler pulse, with corresponding time–bandwidth products of 0.334 and 0.338.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variation in signal and idler pulse durations across the tuning range of the KTA OPO for a pump power of 1.3 W.

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