Abstract

We report a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a periodically poled KTiOPO4 crystal for which quasi-phase matching is achieved with a 24-µm poling period. The singly resonant parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser at a wavelength of 758  nm, generates a signal at 1200  nm and an idler at 2060  nm. The maximum signal power conversion efficiency of the device is 22% with a pump depletion of 69%. We tune the signal wavelength over a 200-nm band by changing the cavity length. In addition, pump wavelength tuning provides output tunability in the 1000–1235-nm range.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

1995 (2)

1994 (2)

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

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[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

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M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1989 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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Allan, G. R.

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Drobshoff, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Eckardt, R. C.

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Eger, D.

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

Haché, A.

Hanna, D. C.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pierce, J. W.

Reid, D. T.

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

Risk, W. P.

Q. Chen and W. P. Risk, Electron. Lett. 30, 1516 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Rosenman, G.

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Saitoh, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

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

Skliar, A.

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Smith, P. G. R.

Tang, C. L.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Taya, M.

van Driel, H. M.

Vanherzeele, H.

Wachman, E. S.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, K.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Yamada, N. Nada, M. Saitoh, and K. Watanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 435 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

Q. Chen and W. P. Risk, Electron. Lett. 30, 1516 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

A. Haché, G. R. Allan, and H. M. van Driel, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2209 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2102 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. D. Bierlein and H. Vanherzeele, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 622 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.??11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 15.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the PP KTP OPO. The pump beam is provided by a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Conversion efficiency (filled circles) and pump depletion (open circles) versus pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured OPO output wavelength (filled circles) and power (open circles) versus cavity length detuning. The solid curve is a calculated theoretical curve based on equating the wavelength-dependent signal pulse round-trip time to the pump pulse period.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of the signal output for cavity detunings of (a) -88 µm, (b) -40 µm, (c) -12 µm, and (d) 0 µm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured signal wavelength (filled circles) versus pump wavelength, and calculated theoretical phase-matching curves for 24- and 25-µm period gratings.

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