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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6482–6489

Optical parametric amplification of a gain-switched picosecond laser diode

A. Fragemann, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6482-6489 (2005)

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Optical parametric amplification, employing periodically poled KTiOPO4 as the gain medium, was used to amplify radiation emitted by a gain-switched laser diode. The pulses, which had durations between 20 ps and 2 ns, were amplified with up to 50 dB in a double stage set-up and reached pulse energies of 1 and 23 μJ, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

A. Fragemann, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, "Optical parametric amplification of a gain-switched picosecond laser diode," Opt. Express 13, 6482-6489 (2005)

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