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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2008
  • pp: 2870–2873

Noncollinear optical parametric amplification in potassium titanyl phosphate pumped at 800 nm

Han-Kwang Nienhuys and Huib J. Bakker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 15, pp. 2870-2873 (2008)

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The generation of broadband tunable optical pulses is demonstrated in the range of 1050 1300 nm with noncollinear optical parametric amplification of white-light seed pulses in potassium titanyl phosphate ( KTiOPO 4 ). Pulse bandwidths of 50 nm ( 12 THz ) are demonstrated with pulse energies up to 20 μJ when pumped with 500 μJ , 150 fs pulses centered at 802 nm . The required signal–pump angles range from 1.9 ° to 5.0 ° . The pulse duration was 60 fs after compression.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2008
Published: May 15, 2008

Han-Kwang Nienhuys and Huib J. Bakker, "Noncollinear optical parametric amplification in potassium titanyl phosphate pumped at 800 nm," Appl. Opt. 47, 2870-2873 (2008)

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