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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 125–127

Megahertz optical parametric amplifier pumped by a femtosecond oscillator

Alexander Killi, Andy Steinmann, Guido Palmer, Uwe Morgner, Hartmut Bartelt, and Jens Kobelke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 125-127 (2006)

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We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, an optical parametric amplifier directly pumped by a femtosecond oscillator. Wavelength-tunable pulses in the ranges 0.65 0.85 μ m (signal) and 1.4 2.5 μ m (idler) are generated at a repetition frequency of 1 MHz. For pumping the β-barium borate crystal we use a microjoule Yb : K Y ( W O 4 ) 2 femtosecond oscillator with cavity dumping. Pulses with 30 nJ of energy and a duration of 16 fs are achieved from a supercontinuum seed generated in a sapphire plate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

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Ultrafast Optics

Alexander Killi, Andy Steinmann, Guido Palmer, Uwe Morgner, Hartmut Bartelt, and Jens Kobelke, "Megahertz optical parametric amplifier pumped by a femtosecond oscillator," Opt. Lett. 31, 125-127 (2006)

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