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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1995
  • pp: 1394–1396

Near-transform-limited visible and near-IR femtosecond pulses from optical parametric amplification using Type II β-barium borate

Scott R. Greenfield and Michael R. Wasielewski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 1394-1396 (1995)

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Type II phase-matched β-barium borate is used in the first stage of amplification of a white-light continuum in a two-stage optical parametric amplifier pumped by the second harmonic of a regeneratively amplified Ti:sapphire laser system operating at 824 nm. Near-transform-limited sub-190-fs pulses with microjoule energies are achieved in the signal branch, which is tunable from 475 nm to degeneracy. This system effectively bridges the wavelength gap between the fundamental and the second harmonic of amplified Ti:sapphire laser systems.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 13, 1995
Published: June 15, 1995

Scott R. Greenfield and Michael R. Wasielewski, "Near-transform-limited visible and near-IR femtosecond pulses from optical parametric amplification using Type II β-barium borate," Opt. Lett. 20, 1394-1396 (1995)

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