12 August 2008 Development of a high power femtosecond optical parametric oscillator for biomedical imaging applications
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Proceedings Volume 7099, Photonics North 2008; 70992H (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807827
Event: Photonics North 2008, 2008, Montréal, Canada
Abstract
We report on the development of a widely tunable high power optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser. The laser operates at a wavelength of 1030 nm and can produce up to 3.7 W of average power in 300 fs pulses at 61 MHz repetition rate. Owing to its high peak power (>200 kW) this laser is well suited for the development of the OPO in the near-infrared spectral region. Design considerations of the OPO are also discussed and include the choice of the nonlinear material, its dispersive characteristics, wavelength tuning methods and operating wavelength ranges, phase-matching properties for accurate crystal design as well as OPO pumping configuration.
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Anton Sharapov, Anton Sharapov, Virginijus Barzda, Virginijus Barzda, Arkady Major, Arkady Major, } "Development of a high power femtosecond optical parametric oscillator for biomedical imaging applications", Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70992H (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807827; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807827
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