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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18345–18353

Angularly-dispersed optical parametric amplification of optical pulses with one-octave bandwidth toward monocycle regime

K. Yamane, T. Tanigawa, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18345-18353 (2008)

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We demonstrated experimentally the generation of 65-µJ, 5.8-fs optical pulses with an ultrabroad bandwidth (540–1000 nm) by the use of a double-pass angularly-dispersed non-collinear optical parametric amplifier. We also confirmed up to the 95-µJ output from the amplifier when seed pulses were not pre-compensated for. Furthermore, we confirmed that the broadband pump pulses brought in the broader gain bandwidth (from 520 to 1080 nm) than numerical estimation based on CW-pump approximation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the system with the broadest gain bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2008
Published: October 23, 2008

K. Yamane, T. Tanigawa, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, "Angularly-dispersed optical parametric amplification of optical pulses with one-octave bandwidth toward monocycle regime," Opt. Express 16, 18345-18353 (2008)

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