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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Feb. 9, 2004
  • pp: 518–530

Ultra-broadband chirped-pulse optical parametric amplifier with angularly dispersed beams

Gunnar Arisholm, Jens Biegert, Philip Schlup, Christoph P. Hauri, and Ursula Keller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 518-530 (2004)

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We propose a BBO-based chirped-pulse optical parametric amplifier employing an angularly dispersed signal beam to yield a full-octave gain bandwidth, sufficient for the direct amplification of sub-10-fs pulses. Numerical simulations show that this power-scalable amplifier configuration has a small-signal gain of 107 at a pumping intensity of 45 GW/cm2. The additional phase-matching flexibility compared to alternative configurations permits the suppression of parasitic second harmonic generation of the signal beam.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2004
Published: February 9, 2004

Gunnar Arisholm, Jens Biegert, Philip Schlup, Christoph Hauri, and Ursula Keller, "Ultra-broadband chirped-pulse optical parametric amplifier with angularly dispersed beams," Opt. Express 12, 518-530 (2004)

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