Abstract

We demonstrate a synchronously pumped high-gain optical parametric oscillator with feedback through a fiber, using a passively mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk laser as a pump source. We obtain as much as 19-W average signal power at a wavelength of 1.45 µm in 840-fs pulses and 7.8 W of idler power at 3.57 µm. The repetition rate of the pulses is 56 MHz, and the transverse beam quality of the generated signal is M2<1.6.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, C. Hönninger, and M. Kumkar, Opt. Lett. 28, 367 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, and U. Keller, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 1 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  3. J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, H.-J. Fuchs, H. Zellmer, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 28, 1984 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. A. Nebel, B. Ruffing, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 1998), Vol. 6 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD3.
  5. T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 26, 304 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  6. T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  7. J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, T. Südmeyer, R. Paschotta, R. Hövel, M. Moser, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 25, 859 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  8. K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  9. K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  10. N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  11. G. Arisholm, T. Südmeyer, and R. Paschotta, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 578 (2004).
    [CrossRef]

2004 (2)

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, and U. Keller, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Arisholm, T. Südmeyer, and R. Paschotta, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 578 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

2001 (3)

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 26, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1998 (2)

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Aschwanden, A.

Aus der Au, J.

Broderick, N. G. R.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Clausnitzer, T.

Erhard, S.

Fuchs, H.-J.

Furukawa, Y.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Gopalan, V.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 26, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hatanaka, T.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hönninger, C.

Hövel, R.

Innerhofer, E.

Ito, H.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Karszewski, M.

Keller, U.

Kitamura, K.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kley, E.-B.

Kumkar, M.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Mitchell, T. E.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

Nebel, A.

A. Nebel, B. Ruffing, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 1998), Vol. 6 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD3.

Niwa, K.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Offerhaus, H. L.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

Richardson, D. J.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ross, G. W.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 26, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ruffing, B.

A. Nebel, B. Ruffing, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 1998), Vol. 6 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD3.

Sammut, R. A.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, T.

Smith, P. G. R.

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 26, 304 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Spühler, G. J.

Südmeyer, T.

Takekawa, S.

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Wallenstein, R.

A. Nebel, B. Ruffing, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 1998), Vol. 6 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD3.

Zellmer, H.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, K. Niwa, V. Gopalan, and T. E. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3073 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ferroelectrics (1)

K. Kitamura, Y. Furukawa, S. Takekawa, T. Hatanaka, H. Ito, and V. Gopalan, Ferroelectrics 257, 235 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Südmeyer, J. Aus der Au, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, P. G. R. Smith, G. W. Ross, and D. C. Hanna, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, and U. Keller, Laser Phys. Lett. 1, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

A. Nebel, B. Ruffing, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 1998), Vol. 6 of OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), postdeadline paper CPD3.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the OPO ring cavity: M1–M7, mirrors; f1–f4, lenses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal power without attenuator (filled circles), signal power with additional 10-dB attenuator (open circles), idler power (filled rectangles), and power of the transmitted pump (open triangles) versus pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured intensity autocorrelation (solid line) of the signal wave with 19-W average power. The dashed curve represents the sech2 fit with a pulse duration of 840 fs. SH, second harmonic.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectrum of the signal wave with 19-W average power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Average output power of the signal (filled circles), idler (filled rectangles), and transmitted pump (open triangles) as functions of the relative change of the cavity length.

Metrics