Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 3 (2008)

Fourier transformed picosecond synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator without spectral filtering element

A. Ryasnyanskiy, N. Dubreuil, Ph. Delaye, R. Frey, G. Roosen

Abstract


An optical parametric oscillator for the infrared region pumped by a picosecond Ti:Sapphire laser is demonstrated. Fourier transform limited pulses of 15 and 10 ps, for signal and idler wavelengths respectively, have been obtained using a periodically poled stoechiometric lithium tantalate nonlinear crystal, without any spectral filtering. A complete experimental study of the influence of the cavity length detuning on the spectral and temporal dynamic of the output radiation is discussed.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08037]

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