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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 4984–4990

Generation of μJ multicolor femtosecond laser pulses using cascaded four-wave mixing

Jun Liu and Takayoshi Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 4984-4990 (2009)

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Multicolor femtosecond pulses were simultaneously obtained by a cascaded FWM process in fused silica glass. The sideband spectra were tunable by changing the crossing angle of the two input beams. Frequency up-shift and down-shift pulses with energies as high as 1 μJ, durations of 45 fs, nearly diffraction limited Gaussian spatial profiles, and power stability smaller than 2% RMS of the generated sidebands were obtained. These multicolor sidebands can be used in various experiments, such as multicolor pump-probe experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Jun Liu and Takayoshi Kobayashi, "Generation of uJ-level multicolored femtosecond laser pulses using cascaded four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 17, 4984-4990 (2009)

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