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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 710–712

Generation of high-energy sub- 20 fs pulses tunable in the 250 310 nm region by frequency doubling of a high-power noncollinear optical parametric amplifier

Marcus Beutler, Masood Ghotbi, Frank Noack, Daniele Brida, Cristian Manzoni, and Giulio Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 710-712 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000710


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Abstract

We report on the generation of powerful sub- 20 fs deep UV pulses with 10 μ J level energy and broadly tunable in the 250 310 nm range. These pulses are produced by frequency doubling a high-power noncollinear optical parametric amplifier and compressed by a pair of Mg F 2 prisms to an almost transform-limited duration. Our results provide a power scaling by an order of magnitude with respect to previous works.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2009
Published: March 3, 2009

Citation
Marcus Beutler, Masood Ghotbi, Frank Noack, Daniele Brida, Cristian Manzoni, and Giulio Cerullo, "Generation of high-energy sub-20 fs pulses tunable in the 250-310 nm region by frequency doubling of a high-power noncollinear optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 34, 710-712 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-710

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