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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18863–18868

Ultrabroadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification with LBO crystal

Baozhen Zhao, Yongliang Jiang, Keiich Sueda, Noriaki Miyanaga, and Takayoshi Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18863-18868 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018863


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Abstract

Ultrabroadband visible noncollinear optical parametric amplification (NOPA) was achieved in an LBO crystal, with a continuum seed pulse generated from a sapphire plate. The spectral bandwidth of the amplified visible pulse was about 200 nm, which can support sub-5 fs pulse amplification. An amplified output of 0.21 uJ with an average gain of about 210 was achieved. This provides, to the best of our knowledge, the first-time demonstration of such broadband amplification with a biaxial nonlinear optical crystal. Both the simulation and experimental results indicate that the LBO has a great potential as nonlinear medium in power amplifier for TW to PW noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (NOPCPA) systems.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2008
Published: October 31, 2008

Citation
Baozhen Zhao, Yongliang Jiang, Keiich Sueda, Noriaki Miyanaga, and Takayoshi Kobayashi, "Ultrabroadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification with LBO crystal," Opt. Express 16, 18863-18868 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18863


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