1 November 1997 Generation of tunable ultrashort light pulses in the midinfrared spectral range using optical parametric oscillators
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Proceedings Volume 3176, Tunable Solid State Lasers; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.293469
Event: Tunable Solid State Lasers, 1996, Wroclaw, Poland
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.
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C. Graesser, C. Graesser, Stefan Marzenell, Stefan Marzenell, J. Doerring, J. Doerring, Rene Beigang, Rene Beigang, Richard E. Wallenstein, Richard E. Wallenstein, } "Generation of tunable ultrashort light pulses in the midinfrared spectral range using optical parametric oscillators", Proc. SPIE 3176, Tunable Solid State Lasers, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293469; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.293469
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