We report a compact, efficient, high-energy, and high-repetition-rate mid-IR picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on the new nonlinear material CdSiP2 (CSP). The OPO is synchronously pumped by a master oscillator power amplifier system at 1064 nm, providing 1 μs long macropulses constituting 8.6 ps micropulses at 450 MHz, and it can be tuned over 486 nm across 6091–6577 nm, covering the technologically important wavelength range for surgical applications. Using a compact (30 cm) cavity and improved, high-quality nonlinear crystal, idler macropulse energy as high as 1.5 mJ has been obtained at 6275 nm at a photon conversion efficiency of 29.5%, with >1.2 mJ over more than 68% of the tuning range, for an input macropulse energy of 30 mJ.

1.5 mJ, 450 MHz, CdSiP2 picosecond optical parametric oscillator near 6.3 μm

AGNESI, ANTONIANGELO;DALLOCCHIO, PAOLO;PIRZIO, FEDERICO;REALI, GIANCARLO;
2011

Abstract

We report a compact, efficient, high-energy, and high-repetition-rate mid-IR picosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on the new nonlinear material CdSiP2 (CSP). The OPO is synchronously pumped by a master oscillator power amplifier system at 1064 nm, providing 1 μs long macropulses constituting 8.6 ps micropulses at 450 MHz, and it can be tuned over 486 nm across 6091–6577 nm, covering the technologically important wavelength range for surgical applications. Using a compact (30 cm) cavity and improved, high-quality nonlinear crystal, idler macropulse energy as high as 1.5 mJ has been obtained at 6275 nm at a photon conversion efficiency of 29.5%, with >1.2 mJ over more than 68% of the tuning range, for an input macropulse energy of 30 mJ.
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