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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 7744–7749

Controlling the phase matching conditions of optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification using partially deuterated KDP

K. Ogawa, K. Sueda, Y. Akahane, M. Aoyama, K. Tsuji, K. Fujioka, T. Kanabe, K. Yamakawa, and N. Miyanaga  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 7744-7749 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007744


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Abstract

Using a partially deuterated KDP crystal for an optical parametric amplifier, we demonstrated ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification of more than 250 nm bandwidth at a center wavelength of 1050 nm. We numerically show how to control the broadband phase matching conditions at different wavelengths to match center wavelengths of suitable broadband seed sources by adjusting the deuteration level in partially deuterated KDP.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2009
Published: April 27, 2009

Citation
K. Ogawa, K. Sueda, Y. Akahane, M. Aoyama, K. Tsuji, K. Fujioka, T. Kanabe, K. Yamakawa, and N. Miyanaga, "Controlling the phase matching conditions of optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification using partially deuterated KDP," Opt. Express 17, 7744-7749 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-7744


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