Abstract

We report on the experimental operation of a picosecond, singly resonant, synchronously pumped optical param etric oscillator (SPOPO) based on a ZnGeP2 (ZGP) crystal. The ZGP SPOPO is pumped with the idler radiation from a diffraction-grating-tuned periodically poled lithium niobate SPOPO emitting a continuous picosecond pulse train (Δτ8ps, f=76MHz). The noncritically 90° phase-matched ZGP SPOPO is tuned in the 3.85.6μm range by tuning the pump wavelength (2.252.5μm). As high as 800mW of average power is emitted at 4μm.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

ZGP SPOPO experimental scheme.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

PPLN SPOPO tunability (with Sellmeier fit [14]) and typical idler output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Littrow grating effect on the emitted spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

ZGP signal ( λ pump = 2.35 μm , λ signal = 4 μm ) output power for two different crystal lengths (inset, typical signal beam profile).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

ZGP SPOPO tunability with typical maximum output power ( signal + idler ) extracted from the OPO cavity, and emitted signal spectrum for λ pump = 2.35 μm .

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