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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 933–935

High-average-power, carrier-envelope phase-stable, few-cycle pulses at 2.1 μm from a collinear BiB3O6 optical parametric amplifier

F. Silva, P. K. Bates, A. Esteban-Martin, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, and J. Biegert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 933-935 (2012)

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We generate self-carrier-to-envelope phase-stable, 630 μJ pulses, centered at 2.1 μm, with 42 fs (6 cycle) duration based on collinear optical parametric amplification in BiB3O6 at 3 kHz. These pulses are generated through a traveling wave amplifier scheme, and the bandwidth supports 28 fs (4 cycle) pulse duration. Carrier-to-envelope phase stability was measured to be 410 mrad over 10 min or 260 mrad over 35 s.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012

F. Silva, P. K. Bates, A. Esteban-Martin, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, and J. Biegert, "High-average-power, carrier-envelope phase-stable, few-cycle pulses at 2.1 μm from a collinear BiB3O6 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 933-935 (2012)

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