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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 382–384

Generation of broadly tunable sub-30-fs infrared pulses by four-wave optical parametric amplification

E. Rubino, J. Darginavičius, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Piskarskas, and A. Dubietis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 382-384 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000382


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Abstract

We report on the generation of sub-30-fs near-IR light pulses by means of broadband four-wave parametric amplification in fused silica. This is achieved by frequency downconversion of visible broadband pulses provided by a commercial blue-pumped beta-barium borate crystal-based noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. The proposed method produces the IR idler pulses with energy up to 20 μJ and tunable in wavelength from 1 to 1.5 μm . The shortest pulse duration is 17.6 fs , measured at 1.2 μm .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2010
Published: January 28, 2011

Citation
E. Rubino, J. Darginavičius, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Piskarskas, and A. Dubietis, "Generation of broadly tunable sub-30-fs infrared pulses by four-wave optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 36, 382-384 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-3-382

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