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Sub-50 fs pulses around 2070 nm from a synchronously-pumped, degenerate OPO

Rudy, Charles W. and Marandi, Alireza and Ingold, Kirk A. and Wolf, Stephen J. and Vodopyanov, Konstnatin L. and Byer, Robert L. and Yang, Lihmei and Wan, Peng and Liu, Jian (2012) Sub-50 fs pulses around 2070 nm from a synchronously-pumped, degenerate OPO. Optics Express, 20 (25). pp. 27589-27595. ISSN 1094-4087.

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We report generation of 48 fs pulses at a center wavelength of 2070 nm using a degenerate optical parametric oscillator (OPO) synchronously-pumped with a commercially available 36-MHz, femtosecond, mode-locked, Yb-doped fiber laser. The spectral bandwidth of the output is ~137 nm, corresponding to a theoretical, transform-limited pulse width of 33 fs. The threshold of the OPO is less than 10 mW of average pump power. By tuning the cavity length, the output spectrum covers a spectral width of more than 400 nm, limited only by the bandwidth of the cavity mirrors.

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Marandi, Alireza0000-0002-0470-0050
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Additional Information:© 2012 Optical Society of America. Received 8 Oct 2012; revised 9 Nov 2012; accepted 16 Nov 2012; published 28 Nov 2012. The authors thank Tim Brand for fabricating the Brewster-cut MgO:PPLN crystals. We also are grateful for support from NASA, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Agilent, and the Joint Technologies Office.
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Issue or Number:25
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (190.4975) Parametric processes; (190.4410) Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
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Official Citation:Charles W. Rudy, Alireza Marandi, Kirk A. Ingold, Stephen J. Wolf, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Robert L. Byer, Lihmei Yang, Peng Wan, and Jian Liu, "Sub-50 fs pulses around 2070 nm from a synchronously-pumped, degenerate OPO," Opt. Express 20, 27589-27595 (2012)
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