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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 854–856

Coherent ultrafast pulse synthesis between an optical parametric oscillator and a laser

Jinghua Sun and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 854-856 (2009)

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We have demonstrated coherent pulse synthesis between the carrier-envelope, phase-locked, second-harmonic pulses from a synchronously pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator and those from its self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire pump laser. By using a single nonlinear crystal for parametric and second-harmonic generation, we maximized the common-mode rejection of environmental noise, obtaining a temporal overlap between the pulses with a precision of 30 as (1% of the optical period) in an observation time of 20 ms . Mutual coherence between the two parent pulses was verified optically by spectral interferometry, and synthesis was tested by measuring the autocorrelation of the combined pulses, with and without carrier-envelope phase locking.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: March 13, 2009

Jinghua Sun and Derryck T. Reid, "Coherent ultrafast pulse synthesis between an optical parametric oscillator and a laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 854-856 (2009)

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