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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1245–1248

Powerful sub-100-fs pulses broadly tunable in the visible from a blue-pumped parametric generator and amplifier

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, G. P. Banfi, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, and P. Foggi  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1245-1248 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.14.001245


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Abstract

By combining a low-gain single-pass collinear amplifier with a high-gain noncollinear seeder, in which the group velocities are self-matched, we demonstrate highly efficient parametric conversion of frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire pulses of hundreds-microjoule energy. With β-barium borate in both seeder and amplifier, bandwidth-limited signal pulses tunable between 0.46 and 0.66 μm are obtained at a 1-kHz-repetition rate, with duration as short as 78 fs and energy as much as 17 μJ in the visible.

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P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, G. P. Banfi, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, and P. Foggi, "Powerful sub-100-fs pulses broadly tunable in the visible from a blue-pumped parametric generator and amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1245-1248 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-14-5-1245


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