Broadband tunable optical parametric amplification from a single 50 MHz ultrafast fiber laser

Yan Wei Tzeng, Yen Yin Lin, Chen Han Huang, Jian Ming Liu, Hsiang Chen Chui, Hsiang Lin Liu, James M. Stone, Jonathan C. Knight, Shi Wei Chu

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Abstract

We have demonstrated a 0.7 μm - 1.9 wavelength-tunable light source based on a single-pass optical parametric amplification (OPA) in a multiperiod magnesium oxide-doped periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. The OPA pump was a frequency-doubled ultrafast ytterbium-doped fiber oscillator, and the residual 1040 nm laser power after frequency doubling was recycled to generate a supercontinuum seeding source. Compared with conventional OPAs, this system is free from timing jitter between the pump laser and the seeding source. Over 50% conversion efficiency was obtained with 10 nJ pump energy. Combined with a 50 MHz repetition rate, this versatile source is ideal for biomedical and spectroscopic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7304-7309
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Tzeng, Y. W., Lin, Y. Y., Huang, C. H., Liu, J. M., Chui, H. C., Liu, H. L., Stone, J. M., Knight, J. C., & Chu, S. W. (2009). Broadband tunable optical parametric amplification from a single 50 MHz ultrafast fiber laser. Optics Express, 17(9), 7304-7309. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007304