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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9646–9655

Generation of energetic femtosecond green pulses based on an OPCPA-SFG scheme

M. Mero, A. Sipos, G. Kurdi, and K. Osvay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9646-9655 (2011)

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Femtosecond green pulses were generated from broadband pulses centered at 800 nm and quasi-monochromatic pulses centered at 532 nm using noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (NOPCPA) followed by sum frequency mixing. In addition to amplifying the 800-nm pulses, the NOPCPA stage pumped by a Q-switched, injection seeded Nd:YAG laser also provided broadband idler pulses at 1590 nm. The signal and idler pulses were sum frequency mixed using achromatic and chirp assisted phase matching yielding pulses near 530 nm with a bandwidth of 12 nm and an energy in excess of 200 μJ. The generated pulses were recompressed with a grating compressor to a duration of 150 fs. The technique is scalable to high energies, broader bandwidths, and shorter pulse durations with compensation for higher order chirps and dedicated engineering of the interacting beams.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2011
Published: May 3, 2011

M. Mero, A. Sipos, G. Kurdi, and K. Osvay, "Generation of energetic femtosecond green pulses based on an OPCPA-SFG scheme," Opt. Express 19, 9646-9655 (2011)

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