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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2363–2373

Ultrabroadband operation of a femtosecond optical parametric generator based on BiB3O6 in the near-IR

Alexander Gaydardzhiev, Ivaylo Nikolov, Ivan Buchvarov, Valentin Petrov, and Frank Noack  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2363-2373 (2008)

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Ultrabroadband optical parametric generation in the near-IR (~135 THz, 1.15-2.4 µm) is demonstrated using bismuth triborate, BiB3O6 (BIBO), in a collinear geometry. The white light continuum energy obtained with a single stage reached 15 µJ (internal conversion efficiency of ≈7%). Integral pulse durations as short as 63 fs were derived from the recorded FROG traces, comparable to the 45 fs pulse duration of the 1 kHz Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier used for pumping at 800 nm.

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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: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2008
Published: February 5, 2008

Alexander Gaydardzhiev, Ivaylo Nikolov, Ivan Buchvarov, Valentin Petrov, and Frank Noack, "Ultrabroadband operation of a femtosecond optical parametric generator based on BiB3O6 in the near-IR," Opt. Express 16, 2363-2373 (2008)

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