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Femtosecond fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator

Femtosecond fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator
Femtosecond fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator
We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first synchronously pumped high-gain optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with feedback through a single-mode fiber. This device generates 2.3 to 2.7W of signal power in 700 to 900-fs pulses tunable in a wavelength range from 1429 to 1473nm. The necessary high gain was obtained from a periodically poled LiTaO3 crystal pumped with as much as 8.2W of power at 1030nm from a passively mode-locked YbYAG laser with 600-fs pulse duration and a 35-MHz repetition rate. The fiber-feedback OPO setup is compact because most of the resonator feedback path consists of a standard telecom fiber. Because of the high parametric gain, the fiber-feedback OPO is highly insensitive to intracavity losses. For the same reason, the synchronization of the cavity with the pump laser is not critical, so active stabilization of the cavity length is not required.
0146-9592
304-306
Südmeyer, T.
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Smith, P.G.R.
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Ross, G.W.
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Ross, G.W.
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Südmeyer, T., Aus der Au, J., Paschotta, R., Keller, U., Smith, P.G.R., Ross, G.W. and Hanna, D.C. (2001) Femtosecond fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator. Optics Letters, 26 (5), 304-306. (doi:10.1364/OL.26.000304).

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We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first synchronously pumped high-gain optical parametric oscillator (OPO) with feedback through a single-mode fiber. This device generates 2.3 to 2.7W of signal power in 700 to 900-fs pulses tunable in a wavelength range from 1429 to 1473nm. The necessary high gain was obtained from a periodically poled LiTaO3 crystal pumped with as much as 8.2W of power at 1030nm from a passively mode-locked YbYAG laser with 600-fs pulse duration and a 35-MHz repetition rate. The fiber-feedback OPO setup is compact because most of the resonator feedback path consists of a standard telecom fiber. Because of the high parametric gain, the fiber-feedback OPO is highly insensitive to intracavity losses. For the same reason, the synchronization of the cavity with the pump laser is not critical, so active stabilization of the cavity length is not required.

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Published date: 1 March 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 13693
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13693
ISSN: 0146-9592
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ORCID for P.G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X

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Date deposited: 31 Dec 2004
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Author: T. Südmeyer
Author: J. Aus der Au
Author: R. Paschotta
Author: U. Keller
Author: P.G.R. Smith ORCID iD
Author: G.W. Ross
Author: D.C. Hanna

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