High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator


Kienle, Florian, Teh, Peh Siong, Lin, Dejiao, Alam, Shaif-ul, Price, Jonathan H. V., Hanna, D. C., Richardson, David J. and Shepherd, David P. (2012) High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator. Optics Express, 20, (7), 7008-7014. (doi:10.1364/OE.20.007008).

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We report on a picosecond, green-pumped, lithium triborate optical parametric oscillator with record-high output power. It was synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled (530 nm), pulse-compressed (4.4 ps), high-repetition-rate (230 MHz), fiber-amplified gain-switched laser diode. For a pump power of 17 W, a maximum signal and idler power of 3.7 W and 1.8 W was obtained from the optical parametric oscillator. A signal pulse duration of ~3.2 ps was measured and wide tunability from 651 nm to 1040 nm for the signal and from 1081 nm to 2851 nm for the idler was achieved.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1094-4087 (print)
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Keywords: nonlinear optics, parametric oscillators and amplifiers, ultrafast lasers, lasers, frequency doubled, fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators, pulse compression
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 336188
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 12:15
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:19
Projects:
Table-Top Lasers for Resonant Infrared Deposition of Polymer Films
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/I02798X/1)
Led by: David Patrick Shepherd
1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336188

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