Tunable subpicosecond pulses in the infrared by optical parametric oscillation

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau

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A singly resonant optical parametric oscillator with LiNbO3 crystal is described, synchronously pumped by microsecond pulse trains of a Nd:glass laser (1.3 ps, 1.054 μm). Narrow-band pulses are generated close to the bandwidth limitation with durations below 0.5 ps and steep wings with 100 fs slopes. A tuning range of 1.35-2.11 μm and 15% maximum conversion efficiency are achieved. The measured dependence of the pulse duration on the wavelength tuning is in good agreement with numerical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 15 Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes


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