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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1878–1880

High-contrast near-IR short pulses generated by a mid-IR optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier with frequency doubling

Peng Yuan, Guoqiang Xie, Dongfang Zhang, Haizhe Zhong, and Liejia Qian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1878-1880 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001878


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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of high-contrast 1054 nm short pulses based on a mid-IR optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier with frequency doubling. Measurement-limited contrast higher than 10 9 is obtained over a large temporal range from ~100 ps to 3 ps before the peak of the main pulse. With the potential of pulse-energy scalability, the demonstrated scheme incorporating further chirped-pulse amplification in the near-IR range is applicable to petawatt power-level laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2010
Published: May 26, 2010

Citation
Peng Yuan, Guoqiang Xie, Dongfang Zhang, Haizhe Zhong, and Liejia Qian, "High-contrast near-IR short pulses generated by a mid-IR optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier with frequency doubling," Opt. Lett. 35, 1878-1880 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-11-1878


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