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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 515–517

Tunable mid-infrared MHz-rate picosecond pulses generated by optical parametric amplification of white-light continuum in GaSe

Georgi I. Petrov, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 515-517 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000515


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Abstract

The output of a long-cavity 2 MHz all-solid-state Nd : YVO 4 picosecond oscillator with nonlinear optical mirror mode locking is used for direct pumping of an optical parametric amplifier seeded with white-light continuum generated in optical fiber by the same laser to generate tunable (5– 12 μ m ) mid-IR radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Citation
Georgi I. Petrov, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Tunable mid-infrared MHz-rate picosecond pulses generated by optical parametric amplification of white-light continuum in GaSe," Opt. Lett. 32, 515-517 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-5-515

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