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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1561–1565

Generation of narrow-bandwidth tunable picosecond pulses by difference-frequency mixing of stretched pulses

G. Veitas and R. Danielius  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1561-1565 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001561


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Abstract

We propose what is, to our knowledge, a novel method of generating tunable narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses in which the chirp of equally stretched pump and signal is canceled by difference-frequency mixing. The effect of the group-velocity mismatch on the output pulse bandwidth is analyzed. The method is proved experimentally by generation of pulses of 3.3-cm−1 bandwidth and 10-ps duration in a type I β barium borate crystal, starting from 1-ps pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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G. Veitas and R. Danielius, "Generation of narrow-bandwidth tunable picosecond pulses by difference-frequency mixing of stretched pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1561-1565 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-9-1561


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