Abstract

Nearly transform-limited femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared between 2.5 and 4.2 μm are produced by optical parametric amplification. The single-stage parametric amplifier is pumped by a tunable high-power femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser system at a 1-kHz repetition rate and is seeded by quasi-cw radiation from the Q-switched Nd:YLF laser used to pump the regenerative amplifier. The generated idler pulses have a duration comparable with or shorter than the pump pulse duration and energy on the nanojoule to microjoule level. The compression resulting from the temporal gain narrowing permits the generation of sub-100-fs mid-infrared pulses.

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R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Fan, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
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I. M. Bayanov, V. M. Gordienko, M. S. Djidjoev, V. A. Dyakov, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Pryalkin, and A. P. Tarasevitch, in Superintense Laser Fields: Generation, Interaction with Matter, and X-ray Sources, S. V. Gaponov and V. M. Gordienko, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1800, 2–16 (1991).
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Kosichkin, Yu. V.

V. L. Boichenko, I. I. Zasavitskii, Yu. V. Kosichkin, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, and A. P. Shotov, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 11, 203 (1984); V. A. Lunchev, S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malakhova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, and S. D. Yakubovich, Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 12, 403 (1985); S. A. Magnitskii, V. I. Malachova, A. P. Tarasevich, V. G. Tunkin, and S. D. Yakubovich, Opt. Lett. 11, 18 (1986).
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Kurz, H.

U. Emmerichs, H. J. Bakker, and H. Kurz, Opt. Commun. 111, 497 (1994).
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Lauterwasser, C.

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I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, and A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
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H. He, Q. Zhao, J. Guo, Y. Lu, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, Opt. Commun. 87, 33 (1993).
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H. He, Q. Zhao, J. Guo, Y. Lu, Y. Liu, and J. Wang, Opt. Commun. 87, 33 (1993).
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Marnier, G.

Massey, G. A.

G. A. Massey, J. C. Johnson, and R. A. Elliot, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 143 (1976).
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R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Fan, and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
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Menaert, B.

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I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, and A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
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Muller, H. G.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPA idler tunability versus pump wavelength. The signal wavelength is fixed (1.053 μm).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

GVM versus pump wavelength in (a) BBO and (b) KTP. Δip = 1/vi − 1/vp and Δsp = 1/vs − 1/vp, where vi, vs, and vp denote the group velocities of idler, signal, and pump waves, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Figure of merit FM = deff(λiλsninsnp)−1/2 and tuning angle θ versus pump wavelength for (a) BBO and (b) KTP.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup. L1, 30-cm lens; L2, −10-cm lens; L3, 20-cm lens; L4, 30-cm CaF2 lens; L5, 15-cm BaF2 lens; NC1, OPA crystal; NC2, sum-frequency generation crystal; F1, 1-mm-thick Ge long-wavelength pass filter; F2, tunable broadband interference filter; DM1, dichroic mirror totally transmitting the 1.053-μm wave and ≈80% reflecting near 800 nm; DM2, 3-mm-thick BaF2 wedge; BS1–BS2, removable silver mirrors for monitoring the idler spectrum and its energy; PR, polarization rotator; D, Si photodiode.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Temporal profile of the Nd:YLF laser pulse at the fundamental and the position of the amplified Ti:sapphire laser pulse recorded by a fast photodiode. The distortion evident on the 1.053-μm pulse profile in the neighborhood of the femtosecond pulse corresponds to the switching time of the Pockels cell. At the position of the femtosecond pulse the second-harmonic pulse of the Nd:YLF laser used to pump the regenerative amplifier has decayed to less than 5% of its maximum value.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Idler energy (◆, experimental points) versus average seed power for the BBO OPA with the 2-mm-thick crystal at Ip = 50 GW/cm2 and at λp = 757 nm.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Cross correlations of the generated idler pulses with the pump pulses for the BBO OPA with the 4-mm-thick crystal at (a) Ip = 50 GW/cm2 and at (b) Ip = 37 GW/cm2. The insets show the corresponding spectra of the idler pulses. In both cases λp = 776 nm.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Cross correlations of the generated idler pulses with the pump pulses for the BBO OPA with the 2-mm-thick crystal at (a) Ip = 65 GW/cm2 and at (b) Ip = 50 GW/cm2. The insets show the corresponding spectra; λp is the same as in Fig. 7.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Recorded infrared spectra demonstrating the achieved idler tunability with the KTP OPA.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Cross correlations of the idler and the pump pulses measured with the KTP OPA. The idler wavelength is (a) λi = 3.15 μm and (b) λi = 3.46 μm.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

Cross correlations of the idler and the pump pulses at λi = 3.81 μm (λp = 825 nm) for several adjustment positions of the grating compressor. The top curve corresponds to highest pump intensities (shortest pump pulses with an autocorrelation width of 240 fs), the bottom curve corresponds to the compressor position yielding the maximum idler energy, and the rest of the curves are recorded at intermediate positions of the compressor.

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Table 1 Summary of Important Parameters of BBO and KTP

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