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Fiber-laser-pumped, high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond optical parametric oscillator with a high-harmonic cavity

Fiber-laser-pumped, high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond optical parametric oscillator with a high-harmonic cavity
Fiber-laser-pumped, high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond optical parametric oscillator with a high-harmonic cavity
We demonstrate the generation of high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond pulses in a high-harmonic-cavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that has a relatively compact cavity with a length that is a small fraction of that required to match the pump repetition rate. The OPO, based on an MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal, is pumped by a fiber master-oscillator-power-amplifier system employing direct amplification and delivering 11µJ, 150ps pulses at 1035nm. For a 1.554-m long OPO cavity, resonating near-infrared signal pulses with a repetition rate that is the 193rd harmonic of the 1MHz pump are demonstrated. The mid-infrared idler output pulses, tunable from 2300nm to 3500nm, are generated at a 1 MHz repetition rate and have energies as high as 1.5µJ.
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Xu, L.
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Chan, Ho-Yin
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Alam, S.U.
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Richardson, David J.
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Shepherd, David P.
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Xu, L.
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Chan, Ho-Yin
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Alam, S.U.
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Richardson, David J.
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Shepherd, David P.
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Xu, L., Chan, Ho-Yin, Alam, S.U., Richardson, David J. and Shepherd, David P. (2015) Fiber-laser-pumped, high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond optical parametric oscillator with a high-harmonic cavity. Optics Letters, 40 (14), 3288-3291. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.003288).

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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of high-energy, mid-IR, picosecond pulses in a high-harmonic-cavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that has a relatively compact cavity with a length that is a small fraction of that required to match the pump repetition rate. The OPO, based on an MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal, is pumped by a fiber master-oscillator-power-amplifier system employing direct amplification and delivering 11µJ, 150ps pulses at 1035nm. For a 1.554-m long OPO cavity, resonating near-infrared signal pulses with a repetition rate that is the 193rd harmonic of the 1MHz pump are demonstrated. The mid-infrared idler output pulses, tunable from 2300nm to 3500nm, are generated at a 1 MHz repetition rate and have energies as high as 1.5µJ.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 June 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 July 2015
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 378780
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378780
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: eef4a291-f9ee-4c51-87ac-2361a9323ff3
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for David P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2015 08:12
Last modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:56

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