We have demonstrated what we believe to be the first mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped directly by a pulsed Tm-doped fiber laser. The Tm-fiber pump laser produces pulses with a repetition rate of at a wavelength of . The (ZGP) OPO produces mid-IR pulses in the and spectral regions simultaneously. More than of mid-IR output power has been generated with a total OPO slope efficiency greater than 35%.
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