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Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator driven by a femtosecond mode-locked fibre laser

By M.V. O'Connor, M.A. Watson, D.P. Shepherd, D.C. Hanna, L. Lefort, J.H.V. Price, A. Malinowski, J. Nilsson, N.G.R. Broderick and D.J. Richardson

Abstract

A femtosecond all-fiber laser source incorporating a cw mode-locked Yb-doped silica fiber oscillator and amplifier has been used to synchronously pump an optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate. The signal output, consisting of 330-fs pulses at a 54-MHz repetition rate and average powers up to 90mW, was tuned from 1.55 to 1.95 µm , with a corresponding idler range of 2.30 to 3.31 µm

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:13792
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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