Abstract

We present a characterization of the configuration and operation of an intracavity-frequency-doubled femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on the new nonlinear crystal RbTiOAsO4. Using a Brewster-cut 200-μm-thick crystal of β-BaB2O4, we have generated transform-limited visible pulses tunable from 620 to 660 nm by tuning the Ti:sapphire pump laser alone. Average output powers of 170 mW in pulses with durations as short as 60 fs have been generated at a 85-MHz repetition rate.

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1995 (1)

1994 (3)

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High-repetitionrate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CsTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 19, 37–39 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, "Ti:sapphire secondharmonic-pumped visible range femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 110, 638–644 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Characteristics of a noncritically phasematched Ti:sapphire pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 104, 419–430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (4)

J. Han, Y. Liu, M. Wang, and D. Nie "Flux growth and properties of RbTiOAsO4 (RTA) crystals," J. Cryst. Growth 128, 864–866 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, and R. A. Stolzenberger, "Crystal growth and characterization of ferroelectric CsTiOAsO4," J. Cryst. Growth 131, 323–330 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Ellingson and C. L. Tang, "High-power high-repetitionrate femtosecond pulses tunable in the visible," Opt. Lett. 18, 438–440 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Powers, S. Ramakrishna, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "Optical parametric oscillation with KTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 18, 1171–1173 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (3)

D. A. Roberts, "Simplified characterization of uniaxial and biaxial nonlinear optical crystals: a plea for standardization of nomenclature and conventions," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2057–2074 (1992).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Ellingson and C. L. Tang, "High-repetition-rate femtosecond pulse generation in the blue," Opt. Lett. 17, 343–345 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (3)

1990 (2)

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, "Absolute and relative nonlinear optical coefficients of KDP, KDP, BaB2O4, LiIO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and KTP measured by phase-matched second-harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922–933 (1990).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Sil'vestrova, Y. V. Pisarevskii, V. I. Voronkova, and V. K. Yanovskii, "Piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric properties of RbTiOPO4 crystals," Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 35, 140–141 (1990).

1989 (2)

J. D. Bierlein and H. Vanherzeele, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of flux-grown KTiOAsO4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 783–785 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable high-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728–1730 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, "Generation of optical pulses shorter than 0.1 psec by colliding pulse modelocking," Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671–672 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

1968 (1)

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, "Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams," J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

Bierlein, J. D.

J. D. Bierlein and H. Vanherzeele, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of flux-grown KTiOAsO4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 783–785 (1989).
[CrossRef]

L.-T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, and J. D. Bierlein, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the arsenate isomorphs of KTP," in Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II, B. H. Chai, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43–53 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, G. D.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, "Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams," J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, "Absolute and relative nonlinear optical coefficients of KDP, KDP, BaB2O4, LiIO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and KTP measured by phase-matched second-harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922–933 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, L. K.

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High-repetitionrate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CsTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 19, 37–39 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Powers, S. Ramakrishna, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "Optical parametric oscillation with KTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 18, 1171–1173 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

L.-T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, and J. D. Bierlein, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the arsenate isomorphs of KTP," in Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II, B. H. Chai, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43–53 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High repetitionrate femtosecond OPO using RbTiOAsO4," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1994), paper CWM4, p. 251.

Cheng, L.-T.

L.-T. Cheng, L. K. Cheng, and J. D. Bierlein, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of the arsenate isomorphs of KTP," in Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals II, B. H. Chai, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1863, 43–53 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Corcoran, V. J.

Driscoll, T. J.

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, "Ti:sapphire secondharmonic-pumped visible range femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 110, 638–644 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Characteristics of a noncritically phasematched Ti:sapphire pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 104, 419–430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Noncritically phase-matched Ti:sapphire-pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator using RbTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 20, 55–57 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Characteristics of a noncritically phasematched Ti:sapphire pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 104, 419–430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, "Absolute and relative nonlinear optical coefficients of KDP, KDP, BaB2O4, LiIO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and KTP measured by phase-matched second-harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922–933 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Edelstein, D. C.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable high-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728–1730 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ellingson, R. J.

Evans, J. M.

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, "Absolute and relative nonlinear optical coefficients of KDP, KDP, BaB2O4, LiIO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and KTP measured by phase-matched second-harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922–933 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Fork, R. L.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, "Generation of optical pulses shorter than 0.1 psec by colliding pulse modelocking," Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671–672 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Gale, G. M.

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, "Ti:sapphire secondharmonic-pumped visible range femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 110, 638–644 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Greene, B. I.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, "Generation of optical pulses shorter than 0.1 psec by colliding pulse modelocking," Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671–672 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Hache, F.

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, "Ti:sapphire secondharmonic-pumped visible range femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 110, 638–644 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Han, J.

J. Han, Y. Liu, M. Wang, and D. Nie "Flux growth and properties of RbTiOAsO4 (RTA) crystals," J. Cryst. Growth 128, 864–866 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kato, K.

K. Kato, "Parametric oscillation at 3.2 μm in KTP pumped at 1.064 μm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1137–1140 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kean, P. N.

Kleinman, D. A.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, "Parametric interaction of focused Gaussian light beams," J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597–3639 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

J. Han, Y. Liu, M. Wang, and D. Nie "Flux growth and properties of RbTiOAsO4 (RTA) crystals," J. Cryst. Growth 128, 864–866 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Loiacono, D. N.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, and R. A. Stolzenberger, "Crystal growth and characterization of ferroelectric CsTiOAsO4," J. Cryst. Growth 131, 323–330 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Loiacono, G. M.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, and R. A. Stolzenberger, "Crystal growth and characterization of ferroelectric CsTiOAsO4," J. Cryst. Growth 131, 323–330 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Masuda, H.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, and R. L. Byer, "Absolute and relative nonlinear optical coefficients of KDP, KDP, BaB2O4, LiIO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and KTP measured by phase-matched second-harmonic generation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922–933 (1990).
[CrossRef]

McGee, T.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nie, D.

J. Han, Y. Liu, M. Wang, and D. Nie "Flux growth and properties of RbTiOAsO4 (RTA) crystals," J. Cryst. Growth 128, 864–866 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Norwood, R. G.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Pisarevskii, Y. V.

I. M. Sil'vestrova, Y. V. Pisarevskii, V. I. Voronkova, and V. K. Yanovskii, "Piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric properties of RbTiOPO4 crystals," Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 35, 140–141 (1990).

Powers, P. E.

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High-repetitionrate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CsTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 19, 37–39 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Powers, S. Ramakrishna, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "Optical parametric oscillation with KTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 18, 1171–1173 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High repetitionrate femtosecond OPO using RbTiOAsO4," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1994), paper CWM4, p. 251.

Ramakrishna, S.

Reid, D. T.

D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Noncritically phase-matched Ti:sapphire-pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator using RbTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 20, 55–57 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Dudley, D. T. Reid, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibbett, "Characteristics of a noncritically phasematched Ti:sapphire pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 104, 419–430 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, D. A.

D. A. Roberts, "Simplified characterization of uniaxial and biaxial nonlinear optical crystals: a plea for standardization of nomenclature and conventions," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2057–2074 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, "Generation of optical pulses shorter than 0.1 psec by colliding pulse modelocking," Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671–672 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Sil'vestrova, I. M.

I. M. Sil'vestrova, Y. V. Pisarevskii, V. I. Voronkova, and V. K. Yanovskii, "Piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric properties of RbTiOPO4 crystals," Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 35, 140–141 (1990).

Sleat, W. E.

Spence, D. E.

Stolzenberger, R. A.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, and R. A. Stolzenberger, "Crystal growth and characterization of ferroelectric CsTiOAsO4," J. Cryst. Growth 131, 323–330 (1993).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High-repetitionrate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CsTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 19, 37–39 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Powers, S. Ramakrishna, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "Optical parametric oscillation with KTiOAsO4," Opt. Lett. 18, 1171–1173 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Ellingson and C. L. Tang, "High-power high-repetitionrate femtosecond pulses tunable in the visible," Opt. Lett. 18, 438–440 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. J. Ellingson and C. L. Tang, "High-repetition-rate femtosecond pulse generation in the blue," Opt. Lett. 17, 343–345 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable high-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728–1730 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, and L. K. Cheng, "High repetitionrate femtosecond OPO using RbTiOAsO4," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1994), paper CWM4, p. 251.

Vanherzeele, H.

J. D. Bierlein and H. Vanherzeele, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of flux-grown KTiOAsO4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 783–785 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Voronkova, V. I.

I. M. Sil'vestrova, Y. V. Pisarevskii, V. I. Voronkova, and V. K. Yanovskii, "Piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric properties of RbTiOPO4 crystals," Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 35, 140–141 (1990).

Wachman, E. S.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable high-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728–1730 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Femtosecond ultraviolet pulse generation in β-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2211–2213 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wang, M.

J. Han, Y. Liu, M. Wang, and D. Nie "Flux growth and properties of RbTiOAsO4 (RTA) crystals," J. Cryst. Growth 128, 864–866 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Yanovskii, V. K.

I. M. Sil'vestrova, Y. V. Pisarevskii, V. I. Voronkova, and V. K. Yanovskii, "Piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric properties of RbTiOPO4 crystals," Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 35, 140–141 (1990).

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 3rd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1988), pp. 194–196.

Zola, J. J.

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (5)

J. D. Bierlein and H. Vanherzeele, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of flux-grown KTiOAsO4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 783–785 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Loiacono, D. N. Loiacono, J. J. Zola, R. A. Stolzenberger, T. McGee, and R. G. Norwood, "Optical properties and ionic conductivity of KTiOAsO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 895–897 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Phase-matching curves and (b) effective nonlinear coefficient in the principal optical planes for a Type II parametric interaction in RTA with a pump wavelength of 830 nm. Refractive-index data used in the calculations are taken from Ref. 17.

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Fig. 2

Temporal walkaway between fundamental and second-harmonic pulses in βBBO for Type I frequency doubling. Positive values correspond to the fundamental pulse leading the second-harmonic pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Wavelength dependence of the full-width (−π/l < Δk < π/l) spectral acceptance bandwidth of the fundamental wave for second-harmonic generation using a 230-μm-thick βBBO crystal.

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Fig. 4

Cavity configuration of the intracavity-doubled RTA OPO: M1’s, R = −100-mm HR mirrors; M2’s, R = −75-mm HR mirrors; OC, 2.5% signal output coupler; P’s, prisms. The signal output is denoted by ωs and the second-harmonic output by 2ωs.

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Fig. 5

(a) Interferometric and (b) intensity autocorrelation profile and (c) spectrum of the second-harmonic pulses from the OPO operated without dispersion compensation.

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Fig. 6

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation and (b) spectrum of the second-harmonic pulses from the dispersion-compensated OPO.

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Fig. 7

Signal data (triangles) and second-harmonic data (circles) for pump wavelengths from 780 to 880 nm. The solid curves indicate the tuning predicted by use of RTA Sellmeier data taken from Ref. 17.

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Fig. 8

Oscillograms showing intensity fluctuations (a) on the output of the pump laser and on the second harmonic of the OPO operated (b) with and (c) without dispersion compensation.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Operational Parameters, Quoted for a Pump Wavelength of 830 nm, of the RTA Crystal Used in the Intracavity-Doubled OPO

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Δ k = 2 k 1 k 2 .
Δ λ = 2 π l ( 4 π λ 1 n 1 λ 1 2 π λ 1 n 2 λ 2 ) 1 .
P 2 P 1 = ( 128 π 2 ω 1 2 c 3 n 1 2 n 2 ) d eff 2 P 1 l k 1 h ( ξ , ρ ) .
g 0 = ( T opt + L i ) 2 L i ,

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