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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 241–243

Synthesis of picosecond pulses by spectral compression and shaping of femtosecond pulses in engineered quadratic nonlinear media

M. Marangoni, D. Brida, M. Conforti, A. D. Capobianco, C. Manzoni, F. Baronio, G. F. Nalesso, C. De Angelis, R. Ramponi, and G. Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 241-243 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000241


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Abstract

Narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses of predetermined spectral and temporal shapes are generated with high efficiency by frequency conversion of femtosecond pulses in lithium tantalate crystals with engineered quasi-phase-matching structures. We give examples of the synthesis of Gaussian and super-Gaussian picosecond pulses and also of a pair of synchronized phase-coherent picosecond pulses with a predetermined carrier-frequency difference.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2008
Published: January 21, 2009

Citation
M. Marangoni, D. Brida, M. Conforti, A. D. Capobianco, C. Manzoni, F. Baronio, G. F. Nalesso, C. De Angelis, R. Ramponi, and G. Cerullo, "Synthesis of picosecond pulses by spectral compression and shaping of femtosecond pulses in engineered quadratic nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 34, 241-243 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-3-241

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