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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5269–5274

Injection-seeded optical parametric amplifier for generating chirped nanosecond pulses

Shinichirou Miyake and Yasuhiro Ohshima  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5269-5274 (2013)

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We constructed an optical parametric amplifier with BiBO crystals, which was injection seeded by a phase-modulated cw beam in the 1,040-1,070 nm region. Two-stage pre-amplification by Yb-doped fibers were implemented for stable injection to the OPA. The frequency chirp in the OPA pulse was actively controlled by adjusting the RF wave for the phase modulation and its synchronization to the OPA firing. Down/up chirps with up to 500 MHz shift were demonstrated. The output pulse energy was ~40 mJ, which is sufficient for future application of frequency conversion and coherent population transfer.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2012
Published: February 25, 2013

Shinichirou Miyake and Yasuhiro Ohshima, "Injection-seeded optical parametric amplifier for generating chirped nanosecond pulses," Opt. Express 21, 5269-5274 (2013)

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