Abstract

Efficient generation of femtosecond pulses at 524 nm is demonstrated by the extracavity frequency doubling of the output of a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 laser using a periodically poled LiTaO3 crystal. An average second-harmonic power of 120 mW is produced at an internal conversion efficiency of 40%. The temporal characteristics of the frequency-doubled pulses as a function of focusing conditions in a thick nonlinear crystal are investigated experimentally, and pulses as short as 225 fs are generated at a pulse repetition frequency of 86 MHz.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. AL, 15-mm aspherical lens; SESAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror; OC, output coupler; FL, focusing lens; TEC, thermoelectric cooler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured 524-nm output power internal to the exit face of the crystal and SH conversion efficiency versus internal input fundamental power. (b) Internal SH conversion efficiency versus L b focusing ratio in 3.5-mm-long PPLT.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured intensity autocorrelation and (b) corresponding spectra of the SH pulses for different values of L b . (c) Ratio of the SH pulse duration to the fundamental pulse duration as a function of focusing parameter L b .

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