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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4792–4795

Parametric laser pulse shortening

Yu-Chung Chiu, Yen-Chieh Huang, and Chia-Hsiang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4792-4795 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004792


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Abstract

We report simultaneous laser pulse shortening and wavelength conversion based on spectral-temporal correlation in high-gain optical parametric generation (OPG). By spectrally filtering the off-peak signal energy, we shortened a 560 ps pump pulse at 1064 nm to an 80 ps signal pulse at 1.5 μm from a 45 mm long PPLN optical parametric generator with 60 μJ pump energy from a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Using the same technique, we further demonstrated a 3.6 time shortened laser pulse at 1072 nm from noncollinearly phase matched OPG in a 44 mm long lithium niobate crystal with 3 mJ amplified pump energy from the same Nd:YAG laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

Citation
Yu-Chung Chiu, Yen-Chieh Huang, and Chia-Hsiang Chen, "Parametric laser pulse shortening," Opt. Lett. 39, 4792-4795 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4792


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