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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1723–1731

High-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator–amplifier system near 3 μm

Gary R. Holtom, Robert A. Crowell, and X. Sunney Xie  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1723-1731 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.12.001723


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Abstract

An ultrafast laser system for the chemically important 3-μm spectral region has been constructed by means of noncritically phased-matched KTiOPO4 optical parametric gain elements. An optical parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by a mode-locked Ti:sapphire oscillator, generates high-quality seed pulses for an optical parametric amplifier. The optical parametric amplifier, pumped by a high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier, amplifies the seed pulses by a factor of 520. Pulses with an energy of 550 nJ and a pulse width of 160 fs are produced at a 250-kHz repetition rate in the 3-μm region.

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Gary R. Holtom, Robert A. Crowell, and X. Sunney Xie, "High-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator–amplifier system near 3 μm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1723-1731 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-12-9-1723


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