Abstract

We report broadband polarized supercontinuum generated from a doubly resonant parametric oscillator with a lithium triborate gain crystal installed in a noncritical phase-matching condition. The parametric oscillator is pumped by a Q-switched frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser at a repetition rate of 20 Hz, producing a polarized spectrum with a width more than 324 THz or a wavelength range between 0.6 and 1.7 μm. The laser output is further extended to the blue part of spectrum via temperature-tuned second-harmonic generation in the same crystal.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experimental setup. Minilase II: Flash lamp-pumped Q-switched frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser. λ/2, half-wave plate at 532 nm; M1 and M2, planar mirrors;M3, dump mirror HR-coated between 520 and 630 nm at a 45° incident angle.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured SC (black curve) and the background (blue curve) recorded by our OSA.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Temperature-tuning curve of the NCPM DRO. Signal-1 and idler-1 are a pair of phase-matched parametric waves with a pump wavelength at 532 nm. Idler-2 is another phase-matched parametric wave. The vertical bar is the 10 dB bandwidth of each measured data.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

SHG spectrum and its IR counterpart at 137°C (red), 140°C (blue), and 143°C (green).

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