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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2006
  • pp: 565–568

Degenerated optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification with cesium lithium borate

Baozhen Zhao, Xiaoyan Liang, Yuxin Leng, Yongliang Jiang, Cheng Wang, Haihe Lu, Juan Du, Zhizhan Xu, and Dezhong Shen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 3, pp. 565-568 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.000565


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Abstract

A gain amplifier for degenerated optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) with lithium triborate and cesium lithium borate (CLBO) crystals was demonstrated in a near-collinear configuration. The signal gain of the final energy amplifier with CLBO was 6 . After compression, the 123   fs pulse duration was obtained. Compared with potassium dihydrogen phosphate, it is confirmed that CLBO is more effective as a nonlinear crystal in a final power amplifier for terawatt or petawatt OPCPA systems. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of OPCPA with CLBO.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

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Baozhen Zhao, Xiaoyan Liang, Yuxin Leng, Yongliang Jiang, Cheng Wang, Haihe Lu, Juan Du, Zhizhan Xu, and Dezhong Shen, "Degenerated optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification with cesium lithium borate," Appl. Opt. 45, 565-568 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-3-565

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