Abstract

We demonstrate a high-average-power optical parametric amplifier directly pumped by a cavity-dumped Yb:KYW mode-locked laser oscillator at 1MHz repetition rate. The two-stage system uses periodically poled lithium niobate crystals both for optical parametric generation and for power amplification. We obtain average powers as high as 190mW with 220fs average pulse widths and wavelength tunability in the 1.31.6μm (signal) and 3.14.6μm (idler) range.

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[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (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 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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1995 (1)

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Aguergaray, C.

Andersen, T. V.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Bartelt, H.

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[CrossRef]

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Di Trapani, P.

Fejer, M. M.

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Hanna, D. C.

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Harter, D.

Innerhofer, E.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 1049 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 1049 (2005).
[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 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Kitamura, K.

S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 1049 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kobelke, J.

Kopf, D.

Kurimura, S.

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Langrock, C.

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[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Negus, D. K.

Palmer, G.

Paschotta, R.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Petrov, G. I.

Piskarskas, A.

Reed, M. K.

Righini, R.

Ross, G. W.

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[CrossRef]

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Schmidt, O.

Schober, A. M.

Smith, P. G. R.

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[CrossRef]

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Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

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[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Xie, X.

Yakovlev, V. V.

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S. V. Marchese, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 81, 1049 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

J. Phys. D (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 34, 2433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. BS, beam splitter; DL, delay line; DM, dichroic mirror; DF, dichroic filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPA performance as a function of signal wavelength, (a) output energy, (b) output spectrum, (c) pulse width (triangles), and time–bandwidth product (circles) evaluated by assuming a Gaussian pulse profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Noncollinear autocorrelation of the output of the OPA at 1.33 μ m signal wavelength (solid curve) and of the OPG stage when employing a 3 mm crystal at 1.39 μ m signal wavelength (dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pump-signal and pump-idler temporal walk-off as a function of signal wavelength.

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