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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 216–218

Generation of compressed 600–720-nm tunable femtosecond pulses by transient frequency mixing in a β-barium borate crystal

R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Varanavičius  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 216-218 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000216


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Abstract

We demonstrate the feasibility of the compression of tunable pulses by means of sum-frequency generation under special group-velocity mismatch conditions. β-Barium borate crystal has been shown to support the upconversion process, resulting in 160-fs pulses tunable within 600–720 nm when mixing 1.3-ps 1055-nm pulses from a Nd:glass laser with 0.95-ps pulses tunable within 1400–2200 nm from a traveling-wave parametric generator. A similar compression of ~150-fs Ti:sapphire pulses predicted for the sum-frequency tuning range of 520–590 nm.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

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R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Varanavičius, "Generation of compressed 600–720-nm tunable femtosecond pulses by transient frequency mixing in a β-barium borate crystal," Opt. Lett. 21, 216-218 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-3-216

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