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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 963–965

Generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized pulses by difference-frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 963-965 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000963


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Abstract

We produce ultrabroadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR pulses by a novel approach where a seed pulse, obtained by difference-frequency generation of a hollow-fiber broadened supercontinuum, is amplified by a two-stage optical parametric amplifier. Energies up to 20 μ J with a pulse spectrum extending from 1.2 to 1.6 μ m are demonstrated, and a route for substantial energy scaling is indicated.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2005

Citation
C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized pulses by difference-frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-7-963

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