Broadly, independent-tunable, dual-wavelength mid-infrared ultrafast optical parametric oscillator

Yuwei Jin, S. M. Cristescu, Frans J. M. Harren, Julien Mandon
2015 Optics Express  
We demonstrate a two-crystal mid-infrared dual-wavelength optical parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by a high power femtosecond Yb:fiber laser. The singly-resonant ring cavity, containing two periodically poled lithium niobate crystals, is capable of generating two synchronized idler wavelengths, independently tunable over 30 THz in the 2.9 - 4.2 {\mu}m wavelength region, due to the cascaded quadratic nonlinear effect. The independent tunability of the two idlers makes the optical
more » ... kes the optical parametric oscillator a promising source for ultrafast pulse generation towards the THz wavelength region, based on different frequency generation. In addition, the observed frequency doubled idler within the crystal indicates the possibility to realize a broadband optical self-phase locking between pump, signal, idler and higher order generated parametric lights.
doi:10.1364/oe.23.020418 pmid:26367896 fatcat:dwnjrjjydvadzkqcolrea3ewke