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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1396–1398

Coherent synthesis using carrier-envelope phase-controlled pulses from a dual-color femtosecond optical parametric oscillator

Jinghua Sun, Barry J. S. Gale, and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1396-1398 (2007)

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By using a dual-color femtosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO), a coherent waveform was synthesized from two coresonant near-infrared signal pulses whose center wavelengths had a separation of 100 nm . Immediately after the OPO cavity the pulses had independent carrier-envelope phase-slip frequencies, and synthesis was achieved by shifting these frequencies using an acousto-optic modulator driven by an internally generated difference frequency. Soliton self-frequency shifted pulses from a photonic crystal fiber and a cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) measurement were used to analyze the result of the synthesis experiment and revealed that the synthesized waveform was a train of high-contrast 30 fs pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2007
Published: April 26, 2007

Jinghua Sun, Barry J. S. Gale, and Derryck T. Reid, "Coherent synthesis using carrier-envelope phase-controlled pulses from a dual-color femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 32, 1396-1398 (2007)

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