1-GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator

X. P. Zhang, J. Hebling, A. Bartels, D. Nau, J. Kuhl, W. W. Rühle, H. Giessen

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Abstract

We report a 1-GHz-repetition-rate, low-pump-threshold, all-solid-state femtosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on periodically poled LiNbO3 and pumped by a GHz repetition rate Ti:sapphire laser. The OPO provides nearly transform-limited 65-fs-signal pulses tunable from 1160 to 1320 nm. The pump threshold is about 580 mW, and 43 mW signal power is obtained with 950-mW-pump power. Higher-order quasi-phase-matched sum frequency generation and second harmonic generation processes produce 10 mW blue light at 486 nm and 15 mW red light at 620 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1873-1875
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume80
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2002

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Zhang, X. P., Hebling, J., Bartels, A., Nau, D., Kuhl, J., Rühle, W. W., & Giessen, H. (2002). 1-GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator. Applied Physics Letters, 80(11), 1873-1875. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1461870