Applied Physics B

, Volume 60, Issue 5, pp 411–420

Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators

  • H. M. van Driel
CW Mode-Locked Optical Parametric Oscillators

Abstract

Recent work on the development of high-repetition-rate, synchronously pumped picosecond and femtosecond Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs) is reviewed. With KTP, BBO or LBO crystals and solid-state pumps such as cw mode-locked Ti:Sapphire, Nd:YAG or Nd:YLF lasers, the singly resonant OPOs or their nonlinear optical accessories yield pulses as short as 40 fs, average powers up to hundreds of milliwatts, and tunability from 200 nm to > 10 µm.

PACS

42.65.Ky 42.65.Re 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. van Driel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research CenterUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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