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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2151– 2161

Parametric generation of femtosecond and picosecond pulses for spectroscopic applications

R. Laenen, K. Wolfrum, A. Seilmeier, and A. Laubereau  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 2151- 2161 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.10.002151


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Abstract

Parametric three-photon interaction provides continuously tunable ultrashort pulses in extended spectral regions from the UV to the mid-IR. We focus on parametric systems operating in the pulsed mode. Optical parametric oscillators pumped by intense microsecond trains of subpicosecond pulses exhibit favorable properties. We present data on a pulsed optical parametric oscillator that has a wide tuning range from 0.7 to 1.8 µm, a conversion efficiency of a few percent, and a minimum pulse duration of as low as 65 fs. Larger tuning ranges are covered by subsequent downconversion or parametric amplification. We discuss the generation of ≤1-ps pulses at wavelengths between 2 and 18 µm. Finally, the potential of parametrically generated IR pulses is demonstrated by several applications.

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R. Laenen, K. Wolfrum, A. Seilmeier, and A. Laubereau, "Parametric generation of femtosecond and picosecond pulses for spectroscopic applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2151- 2161 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-10-11-2151

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