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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 741–743

Sub-two-cycle light pulses at 1.6 μ m from an optical parametric amplifier

D. Brida, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 741-743 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000741


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Abstract

We generate ultrabroadband pulses, spanning the 1200 2100 nm wavelength range, from an 800 nm pumped optical parametric amplifier (OPA) working at degeneracy. We compress the microjoule-level energy pulses to nearly transform-limited 8.5 fs duration by an adaptive system employing a deformable mirror. To our knowledge, these are the shortest light pulses generated at 1.6 μ m .

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OCIS Codes
(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:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2008
Published: March 31, 2008

Citation
D. Brida, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, "Sub-two-cycle light pulses at 1.6 μm from an optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 33, 741-743 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-7-741

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