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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4112–4115

Sub-10-fs pulses tunable from 480 to 980  nm from a NOPA pumped by an Yb:KGW source

Matz Liebel, Christoph Schnedermann, and Philipp Kukura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4112-4115 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004112


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Abstract

We describe two noncollinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) systems pumped by either the second (515 nm) or the third (343 nm) harmonic from an Yb:KGW source. Pulse durations as short as 6.8 fs are readily obtained by compression with chirped mirrors. The availability of both the second and third harmonics for NOPA pumping allows for gap-free tuning from 520 to 980 nm. The use of an intermediate NOPA to generate seed light at 780 nm extends the tuning range of the third harmonic pumped NOPA toward 450 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2014
Published: July 7, 2014

Citation
Matz Liebel, Christoph Schnedermann, and Philipp Kukura, "Sub-10-fs pulses tunable from 480 to 980  nm from a NOPA pumped by an Yb:KGW source," Opt. Lett. 39, 4112-4115 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-14-4112


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