Synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator with a repetition rate of 81.8 GHz

Steve Lecomte, Rüdiger Paschotta, Susanne Pawlik, Berthold Schmidt, Kentaro Furusawa, Andrew Malinowski, David J. Richardson, Ursula Keller

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We present a singly resonant synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator with a record-high pulse repetition rate of 81.8 GHz. It generates up to 0.9 W of signal average output power at a wavelength of 1569.7 nm. The pulses have a duration of 2.4 ps and are nearly transform-limited. The device is wavelength tunable from 1541.4 to 1592.2 nm. The tuning range could be easily extended by the use of a multiperiod periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-485
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • High pulse repetition rates
  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Optical fiber amplifiers
  • Optical parametric oscillators (OPOs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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