Abstract

We report the generation of tunable femtosecond pulses from 380nm to 465nm near the degenerate point of a 405-nm pumped type-I BBO noncollinearly phase-matched optical parametric amplifier (NOPA). The tunable UV/blue radiation is obtained from sum frequency generation (SFG) between the OPA output and the residual fundamental beam at 810-nm and cascaded second harmonic generation (SHG) of OPA. With a fixed seeding angle, the generated SFG and SHG covers from 385 nm to 465-nm. With a pumping energy of 75 µJ at 405 nm, the optical conversion efficiency from the pump to the tunable SFG is more than 5% and the efficiency of SHG of the OPA is about 2%.

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A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond,” J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 5660–5694 (2000).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

1995 (1)

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Efficient conversion of femtosecond blue pulses by traveling-wave parametric generation in non-collinear phase matching,” Opt. Commun. 119, 327–332 (1995).
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1991 (1)

Andreoni, A.

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

Bakker, H. J.

Boussie, T. R.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cerullo, G.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Damrauer, N. H.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
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Danielius, R.

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

Elsaesser, T.

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Foggi, P.

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

Heuvell, van den

Huang, J. Y.

Jing-yuan Zhang, Chao-Kuei Lee, J. Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan, “Single-shot XFROG measurements of ultraweak femtosecond light pulses using beam-crossing optical-parametric-amplification,” (submitted to Opt. Lett.2003)
[PubMed]

Joosen, W.

Kimmel, Mark

Lee, Chao-Kuei

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[PubMed]

Link, Stephan

McCusker, J. K.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mukamel, S.

T. Elsaesser, S. Mukamel, M. Murnane, and N. F. Scherer, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Springer, New York, 2000.

Muller, H. G.

Murnane, M.

T. Elsaesser, S. Mukamel, M. Murnane, and N. F. Scherer, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Springer, New York, 2000.

Noordman, L. D.

Pan, Ci-Ling

Jing-yuan Zhang, Chao-Kuei Lee, J. Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan, “Single-shot XFROG measurements of ultraweak femtosecond light pulses using beam-crossing optical-parametric-amplification,” (submitted to Opt. Lett.2003)
[PubMed]

Piel, J.

Piskarskas, A.

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

Riedle, E.

Scherer, N. F.

T. Elsaesser, S. Mukamel, M. Murnane, and N. F. Scherer, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Springer, New York, 2000.

Shank, C. V.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shreenath, Aparna Prasad

Solcia, C.

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

Trapani, P. Di

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

Trebino, Rick

van Linden, H. B.

Wilhelm, T.

Yeh, A.

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zeek, Erik

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A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond,” J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 5660–5694 (2000).
[Crossref]

Zhang, Jing-yuan

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

J. Phys. Chem. A (1)

A. H. Zewail, “Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond,” J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 5660–5694 (2000).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Science (1)

N. H. Damrauer, G. Cerullo, A. Yeh, T. R. Boussie, C. V. Shank, and J. K. McCusker, “Femtosecond Dynamics of Excited-State Evolution in [Ru(bpy)3]2+,” Science 275, 54–57 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (2)

T. Elsaesser, S. Mukamel, M. Murnane, and N. F. Scherer, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Springer, New York, 2000.

Jing-yuan Zhang, Chao-Kuei Lee, J. Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan, “Single-shot XFROG measurements of ultraweak femtosecond light pulses using beam-crossing optical-parametric-amplification,” (submitted to Opt. Lett.2003)
[PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the OPA-SHG/SFG. The bright spot on the left of the parametric superfluorescence ring is the SHG component and the central spot is a pinhole to let the residual pump beam go through to avoid saturating the CCD camera. The spot between the pump of OPA and the SHG is the SFG component. The image is taken with a seeding angle of 8-degree.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of cascaded SFG (up-figure) and SHG (bottom-figure) of NOPA at various BBO orientations. The spectra were taken at a seeding angle of 8 degree.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Theoretical calculation on the relationship of phase-matching angle of SFG and SHG as a function of wavelength of OPA indicating the coexistence of SFG and SHG near the degenerate point of OPA at 810 nm.

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