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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1117–1119

Efficient generation of narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses by frequency doubling of femtosecond chirped pulses

F. Raoult, A. C. L. Boscheron, D. Husson, C. Sauteret, A. Modena, V. Malka, F. Dorchies, and A. Migus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 14, pp. 1117-1119 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001117


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Abstract

We demonstrate efficient generation of picosecond narrow-bandwidth pulses by frequency mixing of broadband opposite chirped pulses in a type I doubling crystal. This procedure allows us to produce picosecond pulses that are perfectly synchronized with femtosecond pulses. The experiment shows a decrease of the initial bandwidth by a factor of more than 30, while a high conversion efficiency is maintained.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

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F. Raoult, A. C. L. Boscheron, D. Husson, C. Sauteret, A. Modena, V. Malka, F. Dorchies, and A. Migus, "Efficient generation of narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses by frequency doubling of femtosecond chirped pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 1117-1119 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-14-1117

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