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

Y W Tzeng, Y Y Lin, C H Huang, J M Liu, H C Chui, H L Liu, James M Stone, Jonathan C Knight, S W Chu

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Abstract

We have demonstrated a 0.7 μm – 1.9 μm 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

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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