Abstract

We report a multi-gigahertz (GHz) repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on MgO:PPLN, synchronously pumped by a Yb-fiber laser operating at 80 MHz, where the multiplication of repetition frequency is achieved using fractional increment in the OPO cavity length. Using this simple technique, we achieve OPO operation up to the 88th harmonic of the pump laser frequency, corresponding to a repetition rate as high as 7 GHz. Deploying a 5% output coupler, we are able to extract up to 960 mW of average signal power at the fundamental with 600 mW at the 88th harmonic (7 GHz), using a pump power of 5.6 W. The measured relative standard deviations of the fundamental and fifth harmonic signal power are recorded to be 1.6% and 3.5%, respectively, while the fundamental signal pulse duration is measured to be 18.4 ps.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, L. Krainer, S. Lecomte, G. J. Spuhler, S. C. Zeller, A. Aschwanden, D. Lorenser, H. J. Unold, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, New J. Phys. 6, 174 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. J. Phillips, S. Das, and M. Ebrahimzadeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 469 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 32, 1370 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. J. Weingarten, M. J. W. Rodwell, and D. M. Bloom, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 198 (1988).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

R. Paschotta, L. Krainer, S. Lecomte, G. J. Spuhler, S. C. Zeller, A. Aschwanden, D. Lorenser, H. J. Unold, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, New J. Phys. 6, 174 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Science (1)

A. Stolow and D. M. Jonas, Science 305, 1575 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of high-harmonic picosecond OPO. ISO, optical isolator; L, lens; M, mirror; OC, output coupler mirror; λ/2, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Oscilloscope traces of output signal pulses at the fundamental (80MHz) and seventh harmonic of the input RR (560MHz).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

RF spectra of the pulse trains with RR at (a) 1.3 GHz (16th harmonic) and (b) 7.0 GHz (88th harmonic). Details of the main peak at (c) 1.3 GHz and (d) 7 GHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

OPO signal power as a function of estimated RR (lower abscissa) and the respective mirror displacement related to the fundamental mirror position (upper abscissa). Inset: OPO output power as a function of the measured RR.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Autocorrelation trace of signal pulses at the fifth harmonic of fundamental RR, resulting in FWHM pulse duration of 16.9 ps. Inset: (a) spectrum of the fifth harmonic. (b) Power stability over 30 min for fundamental (blue) and fifth harmonic (red). (c) Intensity profiles of the output signal beam in orthogonal directions at a RR of 12.8 GHz.

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