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Generation of tunable ultrashort light pulses in the midinfrared spectral range using optical parametric oscillators
Author(s): C. Graesser; Stefan Marzenell; J. Doerring; Rene Beigang; Richard E. Wallenstein
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Paper Abstract

The generation of tunable ultrashort light pulses in the mid-IR spectral region using optical parametric oscillators is demonstrated. In particular, the operation of a continuous-wave mode-locked silver gallium selenide optical parametric oscillator is reported. The OPO was synchronously pumped by 1.55 micrometers signal radiation from a noncritically phase-matched KTP-OPO operating at a repetition rate of 75.4 MHz with a pulse length of 40 ps. The tuning range extended from 1.94 micrometers to 2.56 micrometers for the signal and idler wave, respectively. A total average output power of up to 520 mW was generated. The possibility to generate tunable fs-pulses in this spectral range with high average output power using the same nonlinear material is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3176, Tunable Solid State Lasers, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293469
Show Author Affiliations
C. Graesser, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Stefan Marzenell, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
J. Doerring, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Rene Beigang, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Richard E. Wallenstein, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3176:
Tunable Solid State Lasers
Wieslaw Strek; Edward Lukowiak; Barbara Nissen-Sobocinska, Editor(s)

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