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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 981–983

Ultrafast noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in K Ti O As O 4

D. Kraemer, R. Hua, M. L. Cowan, K. Franjic, and R. J. Dwayne Miller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 981-983 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000981


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Abstract

Amplification of femtosecond pulses at 1.56 μ m based on noncollinear parametric chirped pulse amplification in a potassium titanyl arsenate (KTA) crystal with pumping at 1.05 μ m is reported. The 100 fs pulses of an erbium fiber laser are parametrically amplified while synchronously pumped by an amplified mode-locked Nd:YLF laser. This amplifier has a saturated gain of 65 dB with 30% conversion efficiency and has produced 160 fs pulses with peak powers of up to 0.75 GW . The system produced 380 mW before compression and can be readily scaled to the multiwatt range with bandwidths to support sub- 100 f s pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2005

Citation
D. Kraemer, R. Hua, M. L. Cowan, K. Franjic, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, "Ultrafast noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 31, 981-983 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-7-981


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