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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2487–2496

Accurate all-optical synchronization of 1064 nm pulses with 794nm femtosecond pulses for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

Shixiang Xu, Hui Zhai, Kun Wu, Yan Peng, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2487-2496 (2006)

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All-optical synchronization of 1064 nm pulses with femtosecond laser pulses at 794 nm is realized on the basis of continuous-wave laser seeded non-collinear optical parametric amplification, by using a CW laser at 632.8 nm as the seeded signal and intense frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire femtosecond laser at 396 nm as the pumping source. The generated background-free idler pulses at 1064 nm can be used as an accurately synchronized pump seed for the optical parametric amplification of ultra-broadband chirped Ti:sapphire laser pulses.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Shixiang Xu, Hui Zhai, Kun Wu, Yan Peng, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Accurate all-optical synchronization of 1064 nm pulses with 794nm femtosecond pulses for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 14, 2487-2496 (2006)

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