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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2796–2798

Broadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification without angularly dispersed idler

Shu-Wei Huang, Jeffrey Moses, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2796-2798 (2012)

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We report a new scheme for direct generation of broadband angular-dispersion-free mid-IR idler pulses via noncollinear optical parametric amplification when group-velocity matched wavelengths cannot be found and the traditional noncollinear geometry fails to increase the phase-matching bandwidth. The scheme does not require any post-amplification idler angular dispersion compensation. We derive and interpret the condition for broadband amplification and absence of idler angular dispersion. A broadband angular-dispersion-free 2.15 μm idler pulse is generated as an experimental demonstration. We identify the potential of the scheme to generate a broadband 3.5 μm idler, with a bandwidth supporting a sub-two-cycle pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2012
Published: July 4, 2012

Shu-Wei Huang, Jeffrey Moses, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Broadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification without angularly dispersed idler," Opt. Lett. 37, 2796-2798 (2012)

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