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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1880–1882

Coherent synthesis of ultra-broadband optical parametric amplifiers

C. Manzoni, S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, P. Farinello, J. Moses, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1880-1882 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001880


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Abstract

We report on coherent synthesis of two ultra-broadband optical parametric amplifiers, each compressed by chirped mirror pairs, resulting in almost-octave-spanning (520–1000 nm) spectra supporting nearly single-cycle sub-4 fs pulse duration. Synthesized pulse timing is locked to less than 30 as by a balanced optical cross-correlator. The synthesized pulse is characterized by two-dimensional spectral interferometry and has a 3.8 fs duration.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Citation
C. Manzoni, S.-W. Huang, G. Cirmi, P. Farinello, J. Moses, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Cerullo, "Coherent synthesis of ultra-broadband optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 37, 1880-1882 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-1880


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