Abstract

We report a degenerate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that is synchronously pumped by a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser at 1 GHz repetition rate. The OPO produces an 85 nm (10 THz) wide frequency comb centered at 1.6 μm. Stable long-term operation with >100mW of average output power has been achieved.

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M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
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2002 (1)

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
[CrossRef]

Adel, P.

T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, P. Adel, and M. Mei, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2007), paper CMR3.

Bartels, A.

R. Gebs, T. Dekorsy, S. A. Diddams, and A. Bartels, Opt. Express 16, 5397 (2008).
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X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
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Byer, R. L.

Byun, H.

Chen, J.

Dekorsy, T.

Diddams, S. A.

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Esteban-Martin, A.

Fermann, M.

Ferreiro, T. I.

Gebs, R.

Giessen, H.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
[CrossRef]

Hänsch, T. W.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
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T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, P. Adel, and M. Mei, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2007), paper CMR3.

Hartl, I.

Hebling, J.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
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Holzwarth, R.

T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, P. Adel, and M. Mei, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2007), paper CMR3.

Ippen, E. P.

Jiang, J.

Kärtner, F. X.

Kokabee, O.

Kuhl, J.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
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Lassila, A.

M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
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Leindecker, N.

Marandi, A.

Mei, M.

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Merimaa, M.

M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nau, D.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
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Nyholm, K.

M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
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Pervak, V.

Picqué, N.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Pudo, D.

Reid, D. T.

Rühle, W. W.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
[CrossRef]

Schliesser, A.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Sorokin, E.

Sorokina, I. T.

Sun, J.

Vainio, M.

M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wilken, T.

T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, P. Adel, and M. Mei, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2007), paper CMR3.

Wong, S. T.

Zhang, X. P.

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
[CrossRef]

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X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, and H. Giessen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1873(2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. (1)

M. Merimaa, K. Nyholm, M. Vainio, and A. Lassila, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 500 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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

Nat. Photonics (1)

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
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T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, P. Adel, and M. Mei, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2007), paper CMR3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the bow-tie ring cavity of the OPO. M1 and M4 are flat mirrors, and M2 and M3 are concave mirrors. The OPO output beam is extracted using a pellicle beamsplitter. A weak output beam through M1 can be used for monitoring and for active locking of the OPO cavity length.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power of the OPO recorded when scanning the cavity round-trip path length with a PZT. Labels A, B, C, and D denote different states of operation; see text for details. Zero detuning has been arbitrarily chosen to coincide with the first peak that corresponds to the degenerate state.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

OPO output spectrum for four different states of operation: A, degenerate state; B, near-degenerate state; C, nondegenerate state; D, intermediate state. The same symbols (A–D) indicate the respective resonance peaks in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

RF spectrum of the OPO output. Resolution bandwidth of the RF analyzer was 1 MHz.

Equations (2)

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νm=fceo2+mfrep,
νm=fceo2+(m+12)frep,

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