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Short-pulse-OPO for near-infrared bandwidths up to 150 nm
Author(s): Edlef Buettner; Ingo Rimke; Rimas Viselga; William Tulloch; Gero Stibenz
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Paper Abstract

We present a new Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) based on collinear, quasi phase-matched interaction in a periodically poled crystal (PP-crystal) with an integrated extra-cavity prism compressor delivering Signal pulses with durations as low as 30 fs around 1150 nm center wavelength. The design matching between the Ti:Sapphire pump laser (Coherent Micra-10 or MiraV10), the PP-crystal and the intra-cavity dispersion compensation of the OPO enables stable Signal emission covering a spectral region from 1050 nm to 1250 nm with pulse energies exceeding 4.5nJ. Tunability of the Signal pulses between 1130 nm and 1200 nm is given at reduced bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71931P (5 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812267
Show Author Affiliations
Edlef Buettner, APE GmbH (Germany)
Ingo Rimke, APE GmbH (Germany)
Rimas Viselga, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
William Tulloch, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Gero Stibenz, APE GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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