Applied Physics B

, 124:147 | Cite as

High-energy picosecond kHz optical parametric oscillator/amplifier tunable between 3 and 3.5 µm

  • D. Chuchumishev
  • A. Trifonov
  • B. Oreshkov
  • X. Xu
  • I. Buchvarov
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mid-infrared and THz Laser Sources and Applications


We present a mid-IR tunable high-energy kHz optical parametric oscillator/amplifier (OPO/OPA) based on periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate (PPSLT) nonlinear crystals. These two frequency conversion stages are pumped by a 1-µm-Nd-based master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system generating 800 ps pulses at 0.5 kHz with energy scalable up to ~ 40 mJ. The OPO/OPA stages are temperature tunable between 3 and 3.5 µm and provide pulses with energy 4.1 mJ and pulse duration of 600 ps.



We acknowledge financial support from Bulgarian National Science Fund under grant number DNTS 01/9/2016, bilateral research project R.Bulgaria–P.R.China. We are grateful to Stuart Samuelson and Dimitar Shumov at Deltronic Crystal Industries NJ, USA for manufacturing of wide-aperture PPSLT elements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.IBPhotonics LtdSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Jiangsu Normal UniversityXuzhouChina
  4. 4.ITMO UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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