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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — May. 31, 2004
  • pp: 2397–2403

Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification and spectral shaping of a continuum generated in a photonic band gap fiber

E. Hugonnot, M. Somekh, D. Villate, F. Salin, and E. Freysz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2397-2403 (2004)

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A chirped pulse, spectrally broadened in a photonic bandgap optical fiber by 120 fs Ti:Sapphire laser pulses, is parametrically amplified in a BBO crystal pumped by a frequency doubled nanosecond Nd:YAG laser pulse. Without changing the frequency of the Ti:Sapphire, a spectral tunability of the amplified pulses is demonstrated. The possibility to achieve broader spectral range amplification is confirmed for a non-collinear pump-signal interaction geometry. For optimal non-collinear interaction geometry, the pulse duration of the original and amplified pulse are similar. Finally, we demonstrate that the combination of two BBO crystals makes it possible to spectrally shape the amplified pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2004
Published: May 30, 2004

E. Hugonnot, M. Somekh, D. Villate, F. Salin, and E. Freysz, "Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification and spectral shaping of a continuum generated in a photonic band gap fiber," Opt. Express 12, 2397-2403 (2004)

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