Abstract

Upconversion by sum-frequency and second-harmonic generation of pulses from a Ti:sapphire-pumped parametric generator provides 50–120 μJ, sub-100 fs, bandwidth-limited pulses at 470–700 nm.

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  1. R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).
  2. M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, O. Svelto, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, G. Valulis, A. Varanavicius, “Highly efficient parametric conversion of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulses at 1 kHz,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1973–1975 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “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]
  4. P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  5. V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “Visible optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth-limited femtosecond light pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Opt. 33, 6988–6991 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  9. V. V. Yakovlev, B. Kohler, K. R. Wilson, “Broadly tunable 30-fs pulses produced by optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 19, 2000–2002 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
  12. O. E. Martinez, “Achromatic phase matching for second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464–2468 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  13. G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  14. C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
    [CrossRef]

1995 (4)

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Greenfield, M. R. Wasielewski, “Near-transform-limited visible and near-IR femtosecond pulses from optical parametric amplification using Type II β-barium borate,” Opt. Lett. 20, 1394–1396 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (6)

1993 (1)

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

1990 (1)

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

O. E. Martinez, “Achromatic phase matching for second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464–2468 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Andreoni, A.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Band, Y. B.

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Bayanov, I. M.

I. M. Bayanov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, “Intense subpicosecond pulses tunable between 4 μm and 20 μm generated by an all-solid-state laser system,” Opt. Commun. 113, 99–104 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bor, Z.

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Bayanov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, “Intense subpicosecond pulses tunable between 4 μm and 20 μm generated by an all-solid-state laser system,” Opt. Commun. 113, 99–104 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, O. Svelto, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, G. Valulis, A. Varanavicius, “Highly efficient parametric conversion of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulses at 1 kHz,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1973–1975 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

De Silvestri, S.

Di Trapani, P.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

Foggi, P.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Greenfield, S. R.

Heinz, P.

I. M. Bayanov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, “Intense subpicosecond pulses tunable between 4 μm and 20 μm generated by an all-solid-state laser system,” Opt. Commun. 113, 99–104 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kohler, B.

Krasinski, J. S.

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Magni, V.

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, “Achromatic phase matching for second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464–2468 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Negus, D K.

Nisoli, M.

Noak, F.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “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]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “Visible optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth-limited femtosecond light pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Opt. 33, 6988–6991 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pearson, G. W.

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Persson, A.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “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]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “Visible optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth-limited femtosecond light pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Opt. 33, 6988–6991 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Piskarskas, A.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, O. Svelto, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, G. Valulis, A. Varanavicius, “Highly efficient parametric conversion of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulses at 1 kHz,” Opt. Lett. 19, 1973–1975 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

Radzewicz, C.

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Reed, M. K.

Seifert, F.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “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]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “Visible optical parametric generator producing nearly bandwidth-limited femtosecond light pulses at 1-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Opt. 33, 6988–6991 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Seilmeier, A.

I. M. Bayanov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, “Intense subpicosecond pulses tunable between 4 μm and 20 μm generated by an all-solid-state laser system,” Opt. Commun. 113, 99–104 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Solcia, C.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, P. Foggi, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, “Matching of group velocities in three-wave parametric interaction with femtosecond pulses and application to traveling-wave generators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2237–2244 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

Svanberg, S.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

Svelto, O.

Szabo, G.

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Valulis, G.

Varanavicius, A.

Wasielewski, M. R.

Wilson, K. R.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, F. Noak, “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]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

O. E. Martinez, “Achromatic phase matching for second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464–2468 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Lith. J. Phys. (1)

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, “Widely tunable β-BaB2O4 parametric laser pumped by femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser-amplifier system,” Lith. J. Phys. 33, 305–308 (1993).

Opt. Commun. (3)

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by travelling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Bayanov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, “Intense subpicosecond pulses tunable between 4 μm and 20 μm generated by an all-solid-state laser system,” Opt. Commun. 113, 99–104 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. Radzewicz, Y. B. Band, G. W. Pearson, J. S. Krasinski, “Short pulse nonlinear frequency conversion without group-velocity-mismatch broadening,” Opt. Commun. 117, 295–302 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

igor optical parametric amplifier, product brochure (Clark-MXR, Inc., Dexter, Mich., 1995).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Pulse energy of the SH signal (triangles), idler plus pump SF (squares), signal plus pump SF (diamonds, 1-mm BBO II crystal).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Energy of the input pulses for the frequency upconversion experiments in Fig. 1: (a) pump at TOPAS output, (b) signal (diamonds) and idler (squares) pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SH autocorrelation of signal plus pump SF pulses at λ = 0.525 μm: circles, 2-mm BBO II SF crystal; triangles, 1-mm BBO II SF crystal; squares, 1-mm BBO II SF crystal and operation at 50% maximum conversion; solid curve Gaussian fit; τ, FWHM pulse duration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal plus pump SF spectra; 1-mm BBO II SF crystal.

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Table 1 Frequency-Mixing Schemes

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Table 2 Conversion from the Visible to the UV

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