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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10621–10626

Efficient 1 kHz femtosecond optical parametric amplification in BiB3O6 pumped at 800 nm

Masood Ghotbi, Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, Valentin Petrov, Pancho Tzankov, and Frank Noack  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10621-10626 (2006)

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We demonstrate efficient operation of a tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier based on BiB3O6 pumped at 800 nm by a 1 kHz Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier. The idler wavelength coverage extends to beyond 3 μm and the pulse duration at this wavelength is of the order of 110 fs. This new nonlinear borate crystal offers exceptionally high nonlinearity, making it a very promising candidate for power scaling of such frequency converters in the near-IR.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Masood Ghotbi, Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, Valentin Petrov, Pancho Tzankov, and Frank Noack, "Efficient 1 kHz femtosecond optical parametric amplification in BiB3O6 pumped at 800 nm," Opt. Express 14, 10621-10626 (2006)

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