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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4805–4807

Generation of carrier-envelope phase-stable two optical-cycle pulses at 2 μm from a noncollinear beta-barium borate optical parametric amplifier

Julius Darginavičius, Nail Garejev, and Audrius Dubietis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4805-4807 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004805


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Abstract

We report on the generation of two optical-cycle, carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses with energy of 15 μJ at central wavelength of 2 μm. Pulses of 15 fs (2.3 optical cycles) duration are obtained by difference-frequency generation, which at the same time provides passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization, and noncollinear optical parametric amplification in beta-barium borate crystal, which is shown to provide broad phase-matching bandwidth if seeded by pulses in the 1.6–2.6 μm wavelength range. Pulse compression is achieved by means of a simple propagation through the optical setup and by precisely controlling the initial chirp of the pulses to be frequency downconverted.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

Citation
Julius Darginavičius, Nail Garejev, and Audrius Dubietis, "Generation of carrier-envelope phase-stable two optical-cycle pulses at 2 μm from a noncollinear beta-barium borate optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 4805-4807 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4805


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