Continuous-wave mode-locked singly resonant optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a laser diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser
McCarthy, M.J. and Hanna, D.C. (1992) Continuous-wave mode-locked singly resonant optical parametric oscillator synchronously pumped by a laser diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. In, CLEO'92: Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics , Anaheim, US, 10 - 15 May 1992.
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The wide bandwidth of the parametric interaction in nonlinear crystals makes the synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO) potentially the most widely tunable source of ultrashort pulses. For practical use, a continuous wave (cw) pump source is desirable, so that each pulse in the train is identical. A desirable feature of a practical and reliable system would be the use of laser diode-pumped sources. To get sufficient peak power for cw synchronous pumping of a singly resonant oscillator (SRO) from the present generation of mode-locked diode pumped lasers, somewhat shorter pulses are needed than those typically generated by active mode-locking. Utilizing the techniques of additive-pulse mode-locking and efficient second-harmonic generation in an external resonant enhancement cavity, we have developed an ultrashort pulse cw mode-locked source pumped by a diode laser, with sufficiently high peak power for synchronous pumping of a SRO in an extracavity configuration.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:02|
|Contributors:||McCarthy, M.J. (Author)
Hanna, D.C. (Author)
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