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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12039–12044

Low threshold power density for the generation of frequency up-converted pulses in bismuth glass by two crossing chirped femtosecond pulses

Hang Zhang, Hui Liu, Jinhai Si, Wenhui Yi, Feng Chen, and Xun Hou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12039-12044 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012039


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Abstract

We investigated the generation of frequency up-converted femtosecond laser pulses by nondegenerate cascaded four-wave mixing (CFWM) in a bismuth-oxide glass (BI glass). Broad-bandwidth light pulses with different propagation directions were simultaneously obtained by using two small-angle crossing femtosecond laser pulses in BI glass. Experimental results show that the threshold power density for the generation of broad-bandwidth femtosecond pulses in BI glass is one order of magnitude lower than that in fused silica.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2011
Published: June 6, 2011

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Hang Zhang, Hui Liu, Jinhai Si, Wenhui Yi, Feng Chen, and Xun Hou, "Low threshold power density for the generation of frequency up-converted pulses in bismuth glass by two crossing chirped femtosecond pulses," Opt. Express 19, 12039-12044 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12039


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