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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16096–16101

Generation of 30-fs ultraviolet pulses by four-wave optical parametric chirped pulse amplification

J. Darginavicčius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Dubietis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16096-16101 (2010)

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We report on the generation of ~ 30-fs ultraviolet pulses with ~ 10 µJ energy by means of four-wave optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in fused silica. The four-wave optical parametric amplifier is pumped by the second-harmonic of the Ti:sapphire laser and is seeded by visible broadband chirped signal pulses. The idler pulses are produced in the ultraviolet by four-wave mixing and are compressed in a medium with normal group velocity dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2010
Published: July 15, 2010

J. Darginavicius, G. Tamošauskas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Dubietis, "Generation of 30-fs ultraviolet pulses by four-wave optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 18, 16096-16101 (2010)

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