Abstract

The second harmonic of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system is used to pump a parametric generator–amplifier producing visible light pulses of 160-fs duration near 570 nm and infrared pulses of < 100-fs duration between 1.23 and 1.45 μm.

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  1. R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, R. Righini, “Traveling-wave parametric generation of widely tunable, highly coherent femtosecond light pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222–2232 (1993).
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  2. J. Y. Zhang, J. Y. Huang, Y. R. Shen, C. Chen, “Optical parametric generation and amplification in barium borate and lithium triborate crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1758–1764 (1993).
    [Crossref]
  3. W. Joosen, H. J. Bakker, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, H. B. van Linden van der Heuvell, “Parametric generation in β-barium borate of intense femtosecond pulses near 800 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2537–2543 (1991).
    [Crossref]
  4. F. Seifert, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19, 837–839 (1994).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
    [Crossref]
  6. F. Huang, L. Huang, “Picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in LiB3O5 and β-BaB2O4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1769–1771 (1992).
    [Crossref]
  7. R. J. Ellingson, C. L. Tang, “High-power, high-repetition-rate femtosecond pulses tunable in the visible,” Opt. Lett. 18, 438–440 (1993).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  8. K. Kato, “Tunable UV generation to 0.2325 μm in LiB3O5,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1173–1175 (1990).
    [Crossref]
  9. S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
    [Crossref]

1994 (2)

F. Seifert, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19, 837–839 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (3)

1992 (1)

F. Huang, L. Huang, “Picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in LiB3O5 and β-BaB2O4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1769–1771 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (2)

W. Joosen, H. J. Bakker, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, H. B. van Linden van der Heuvell, “Parametric generation in β-barium borate of intense femtosecond pulses near 800 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2537–2543 (1991).
[Crossref]

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

1990 (1)

K. Kato, “Tunable UV generation to 0.2325 μm in LiB3O5,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1173–1175 (1990).
[Crossref]

Bakker, H. J.

Banfi, G. P.

Chen, C.

Danielius, R.

Davis, L.

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

Di Trapani, P.

Ellingson, R. J.

Huang, C.

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

Huang, F.

F. Huang, L. Huang, “Picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in LiB3O5 and β-BaB2O4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1769–1771 (1992).
[Crossref]

Huang, J. Y.

Huang, L.

F. Huang, L. Huang, “Picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in LiB3O5 and β-BaB2O4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1769–1771 (1992).
[Crossref]

Joosen, W.

Kato, K.

K. Kato, “Tunable UV generation to 0.2325 μm in LiB3O5,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1173–1175 (1990).
[Crossref]

Muller, H. G.

Noack, F.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
[Crossref]

F. Seifert, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19, 837–839 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Noordam, L. D.

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
[Crossref]

F. Seifert, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19, 837–839 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Piskarskas, A.

Righini, R.

Seifert, F.

F. Seifert, V. Petrov, F. Noack, “Sub-100-fs optical parametric generator pumped by high-repetition-rate Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 19, 837–839 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
[Crossref]

Shen, Y. R.

Stabinis, A.

Tang, C. L.

van Linden van der Heuvell, H. B.

Velsko, S. P.

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

Webb, M.

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

Zhang, J. Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noack, “High repetition rate traveling wave optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth limited 50-fs infrared light pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268–270(1994).
[Crossref]

F. Huang, L. Huang, “Picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in LiB3O5 and β-BaB2O4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 1769–1771 (1992).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

K. Kato, “Tunable UV generation to 0.2325 μm in LiB3O5,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1173–1175 (1990).
[Crossref]

S. P. Velsko, M. Webb, L. Davis, C. Huang, “Phase-matched harmonic generation in lithium triborate (LBO),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2182–2192 (1991).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. DM, dichroic mirror; F’s, filters.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated temperature tuning of signal (lower sets of the curves) and idler (upper sets of the curves) in LBO at three pump wavelengths λp. Squares, experimentally measured signal and idler wavelengths at room temperature, 120 °C, and 197 °C and with λp = 400 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized spectra of signal (upper curves) and idler (lower curves) pulses demonstrating the achieved tuning range. The temperatures of the LBO crystal, T, and the FWHM’s of the spectral intensity are indicated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Background-free autocorrelation traces corresponding to the spectra of Fig. 3. The FWHM’s of the curves and the signal–idler wavelength λ are indicated. The FWHM’s of the signal pulses assuming a sech2-pulse shape are 150 fs (λ = 593 nm), 171 fs (λ = 571 nm), and 158 fs (λ = 554 nm), whereas the FWHM’s of the idler are 114 fs (λ = 1230 nm), 103 fs (λ = 1335 nm), and 81 fs (λ = 1440 nm).

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