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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5153–5162

Ultra-wide parametric amplification at 800 nm toward octave spanning

C. Aguergaray, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, D. Schimpf, D. Descamps, S. Petit, J. Limpert, and E. Cormier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5153-5162 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005153


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Abstract

We report on a significant improvement of the total bandwidth amplified in an optical parametric process. By pumping a parametric amplifier with a broadband pump, we demonstrate amplification of a supercontinuum whose spectrum expands over nearly an octave ranging from less than 600 nm up to 1200 nm. Our amplifier stage is set to provide amplification at degeneracy in the quasi-collinear configuration with a temporally as well as angularly dispersed pump.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Citation
C. Aguergaray, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, D. Schimpf, D. Descamps, S. Petit, J. Limpert, and E. Cormier, "Ultra-wide parametric amplification at 800 nm toward octave spanning," Opt. Express 17, 5153-5162 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5153


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