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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3158–3167

CW seeded optical parametric amplifier providing wavelength and pulse duration tunable nearly transform limited pulses

S. Hädrich, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 3158-3167 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.003158


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Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier that delivers nearly transform limited pulses is presented. The center wavelength of these pulses can be tuned between 993 nm and 1070 nm and, at the same time, the pulse duration is varied between 206 fs and 650 fs. At the shortest pulse duration the pulse energy was increased up to 7.2 µJ at 50 kHz repetition rate. Variation of the wavelength is achieved by applying a tunable cw seed while the pulse duration can be varied via altering the pump pulse duration. This scheme offers superior flexibility and scaling possibilities.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2010
Published: January 29, 2010

Citation
S. Hädrich, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "CW seeded optical parametric amplifier providing wavelength and pulse duration tunable nearly transform limited pulses," Opt. Express 18, 3158-3167 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-3-3158


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