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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9747–9752

Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier

Hang Luo, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, Heyuan Zhu, and Shuangchun Wen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9747-9752 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.009747


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel hybrid seeded optical parametric amplifier (OPA) that incorporates an external CW seeding at signal wavelength in the first stage and difference-frequency mixing between the idler and pump in the second stage. By using a germanium plate to block the CW seeding background, spectrally and temporally clean signal pulses with duration less than 150 fs and energy up to 17 μJ are obtained with a MgO:LiNbO3-based hybrid seeded OPA. The device may provide direct tunability to some extent and delivers signal pulses tunable from 1.01 μm to 1.08 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Citation
Hang Luo, Liejia Qian, Peng Yuan, Heyuan Zhu, and Shuangchun Wen, "Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 9747-9752 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-24-9747


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