Abstract

We report a synchronously pumped intracavity frequency-doubled optical parametric oscillator that employs a single KTiOPO4 crystal for both parametric generation and frequency doubling. Both nonlinear processes are phase matched for the same direction of propagation in the crystal. The parametric oscillator, pumped by a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser at a wavelength of 745  nm, generates a green output beam at 540  nm with a 29% power conversion efficiency. Angle tuning in conjunction with pump wavelength tuning provides output tunability in the 530–585-nm range.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Self-doubling OPO setup. The pump beam is provided by a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser that has 150-fs-long pulses at a repetition rate of 76  MHz.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Self-doubling OPO output power at 540  nm as a function of retarder rotation angle.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Self-doubling OPO output power at 540-nm as a function of input pump power while the retarder rotation angle is held fixed at 14°.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the self-doubling OPO output at 540  nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Calculated tuning curves for the self-doubling OPO. Angles are internal to the crystal. The filled circles represent experimental data points.

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