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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12510–12515

Generation of 8.5-fs pulses at 1.3 µm for ultrabroadband pump-probe spectroscopy

Daniele Brida, Stefano Bonora, Cristian Manzoni, Marco Marangoni, Paolo Villoresi, Sandro De Silvestri, and Giulio Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12510-12515 (2009)

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We report on a near-infrared non-collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) based on periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate. The NOPA generates µJ-energy pulses with spectrum spanning the 1–1.7 µm wavelength range, which are compressed to nearly transform-limited 8.5 fs duration by a deformable mirror. By synchronizing this source with a sub-10-fs visible NOPA, we demonstrate an unprecedented combination of temporal resolution and spectral coverage in two-colour pump-probe spectroscopy.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2009
Published: July 8, 2009

Daniele Brida, Stefano Bonora, Cristian Manzoni, Marco Marangoni, Paolo Villoresi, Sandro De Silvestri, and Giulio Cerullo, "Generation of 8.5-fs pulses at 1.3 μm for ultrabroadband pump-probe spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 12510-12515 (2009)

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