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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1589–1591

Fully efficient adiabatic frequency conversion of broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator pulses

Jeffrey Moses, Haim Suchowski, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1589-1591 (2012)

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By adiabatic difference-frequency generation in an aperiodically poled nonlinear crystal—a nonlinear optical analog of rapid adiabatic passage in a two-level atomic system—we demonstrate the conversion of a 110nm band from an octave-spanning Ti:sapphire oscillator to the infrared, spanning 1550 to 2450nm, with near-100% internal conversion efficiency. The experiment proves the principle of complete Landau-Zener adiabatic transfer in nonlinear optical wave mixing. Our implementation is a practical approach to the seeding of high-energy ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2012
Published: May 2, 2012

Jeffrey Moses, Haim Suchowski, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Fully efficient adiabatic frequency conversion of broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator pulses," Opt. Lett. 37, 1589-1591 (2012)

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