Abstract

We present results from what we believe is the first reported example of an optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled RbTiOAsO4. The oscillator is pumped by a femtosecond self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser and, with a single-grating 2-mm-long crystal and one mirror set, a combination of pump and cavity-length tuning provided wavelength coverage from 1060 to 1225  nm (signal) and 2.67 to 4.5 µm (idler). Average output powers were as much as 120  mW in the signal and 105  mW in the idler and interferometric autocorrelations recorded at signal and idler wavelengths of 1.1 and 3.26 µm, respectively, imply pulse durations of 125 and 115  fs, respectively.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Pump wavelength tuning and phase-matching bandwidth of a 2-mm-long periodically poled RTA crystal with a 30-µm poling period and with all polarizations parallel to the optical z axis.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Signal and (b) idler spectra illustrating the tuning range of the RTA OPO. The complete wavelength ranges covered by the OPO were 1060–1225  nm for the signal wave and 2.67–4.5 µm for the idler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Fringe-resolved interferometric autocorrelation and corresponding spectrum of the signal pulses from the intracavity dispersion-compensated OPO, which is resonant at a wavelength of 1105  nm. The pulse duration inferred from the autocorrelation profile is 125  fs, and the duration–bandwidth product is 0.36.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average idler power recorded as a function of wavelength for the OPO operated with (circles) and without (squares) intracavity dispersion compensation. All measurements were made with a pump wavelength of 830  nm, except for the two longest-wavelength data points, which correspond to a pump wavelength of 852  nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Fringe-resolved interferometric autocorrelation and accompanying spectrum of the idler pulses from the OPO operating at a wavelength of 3.26 µm. The pulse duration determined from the autocorrelation profile is 115  fs, and the pulse-duration–bandwidth product is 0.46.

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