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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2828–2830

Multikilohertz optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in periodically poled stoichiometric Li Ta O 3 at 1235 nm

W. B. Cho, K. Kim, H. Lim, J. Lee, S. Kurimura, and F. Rotermund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2828-2830 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002828


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, multikilohertz operation of a double-stage optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier with periodically poled stoichiometric Li Ta O 3 crystals, seeded by a homemade Cr:forsterite oscillator operating at 1235 nm . The repetition rate of the amplifier could easily be tuned without the use of electro-optic modulators by using a repetition-rate-tunable kilohertz pump laser operating at 532 nm and a time-synchronization unit. Amplified total ( signal + idler ) energies of 55.9 and 36.2 μ J were achieved at 1 and 5 kHz , respectively. After recompression, the pulse width of amplified idler pulses at 1235 nm amounted to 530 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2007
Published: September 25, 2007

Citation
W. B. Cho, K. Kim, H. Lim, J. Lee, S. Kurimura, and F. Rotermund, "Multikilohertz optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 at 1235 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 2828-2830 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2828


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