Optical parametric amplification of femtosecond pulses tunable from the blue to the infrared with microjoule energies

Scott R. Greenfield, Michael R Wasielewski

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Abstract

A white-light continuum is used to seed a two-stage optical parametric amplifier pumped by the second harmonic of a regeneratively amplified Ti:sapphire laser system operating at 824 nm. Microjoule energies are achieved in the signal branch, which is tunable from 472 to 785 nm. Near-transform-limited sub-200-fs pulses are attainable over the vast majority of the tuning range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2688-2691
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Volume34
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 20 1995

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Optical parametric amplifiers
Ultrashort pulses
parametric amplifiers
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Sapphire
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sapphire
Tuning
tuning
Mathematical transformations
continuums
Infrared radiation
harmonics
Lasers
pulses
lasers
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Keywords

  • Femtosecond pulses
  • Frequency conversion
  • Parametric amplification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Optical parametric amplification of femtosecond pulses tunable from the blue to the infrared with microjoule energies. / Greenfield, Scott R.; Wasielewski, Michael R.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 34, No. 15, 20.05.1995, p. 2688-2691.

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