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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3342–3344

Ultrabroadband continuum amplification in the near infrared using Bi B 3 O 6 nonlinear crystals pumped at 800 nm

Ivaylo Nikolov, Alexander Gaydardzhiev, Ivan Buchvarov, Pancho Tzankov, Frank Noack, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3342-3344 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003342


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Abstract

Ultrabroadband parametric amplification of a white-light continuum in the near IR ( 100 THz , 1.2 2.4 μ m ) is demonstrated in Bi B 3 O 6 pumped by 45 fs long pulses at 800 nm at a repetition rate of 1 kHz . The energy obtained with a 5 mm thick crystal reached 50 μ J , corresponding to external conversion efficiency of 20%.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2007
Published: November 13, 2007

Citation
Ivaylo Nikolov, Alexander Gaydardzhiev, Ivan Buchvarov, Pancho Tzankov, Frank Noack, and Valentin Petrov, "Ultrabroadband continuum amplification in the near infrared using BiB3O6 nonlinear crystals pumped at 800 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 3342-3344 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-22-3342

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