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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1262–1264

Fundamental-frequency pulse compression through cascaded second-order processes in a type II phase-matched second-harmonic generator

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1262-1264 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001262


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Abstract

We show that cascading of the second-order processes under large group-velocity mismatch can lead to the efficient compression of pulses at fundamental frequency in the type II phase-matched second-harmonic-generation process. We demonstrate that any of three interacting pulses can be compressed if the proper ratio of intensities of the o- and e-polarized pump pulses is chosen on input. We experimentally achieved compression of o-polarized pulses from 1.3 ps down to 280 fs with energy conversion close to 50% when a conventional second-harmonic compressor with unbalanced intensities of the pump pulses was used.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 21, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

Citation
A. Dubietis, G. Valiulis, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, "Fundamental-frequency pulse compression through cascaded second-order processes in a type II phase-matched second-harmonic generator," Opt. Lett. 21, 1262-1264 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-16-1262

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