Abstract

We propose a novel tuneable table-top optical source as an alternative to the free electron laser currently used for resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of polymers. It is based on two-stage pulsed optical parametric amplification using MgO doped periodically poled lithium niobate crystals. Gain in excess of 106 in the first stage and pump depletion of 58% in the second stage were achieved when the system was pumped by a high-power Nd:YVO4 picosecond laser source at 1064 nm and seeded by a CW tuneable diode laser at 1530 nm. An average power of 2 W was generated at 3.5 µm corresponding to 1.3 µJ pulse energy.

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2005

2004

F. Brunner, E. Innerhofer, S. V. Marchese, T. Südmeyer, R. Paschotta, T. Usami, H. Ito, S. Kurimura, K. Kitamura, G. Arisholm, and U. Keller, "Powerful red-green-blue laser source pumped with a mode-locked thin disk laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1921-1923 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Arisholm, R. Paschotta, and T. Südmeyer, "Limits to the power scalability of high-gain optical parametric amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 578-590 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Papantonakis, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Picosecond pulsed laser deposition at high vibrational excitation density: the case of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1687-1694 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

2002

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1997

1964

R. C. Miller, "Optical second harmonic generation in piezoelectric crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 17-19 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Auyeung, R. C. Y.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bäder, U.

B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Bubb, D. M.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Callahan, J. H.

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chrisey, D. B.

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Du, K.-M.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Duering, M.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Galicia, M. C.

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Giesekus, J.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Haglund, R. F.

M. R. Papantonakis, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Picosecond pulsed laser deposition at high vibrational excitation density: the case of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1687-1694 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Horwitz, J. S.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Houser, E. J.

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

Ishizuki, H.

Ito, H.

Ito, R.

Johansen, P. M.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kim, W.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kitamoto, A.

Kitamura, K.

Köhler, B.

B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kolev, V. Z.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, B. Luther-Davies, and A. V. Rode, "Passive mode locking of a Nd:YVO4 laser with an extra-long optical resonator," Opt. Lett. 28, 1275-1277 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kondo, T.

Kurimura, S.

Lederer, M. J.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, B. Luther-Davies, and A. V. Rode, "Passive mode locking of a Nd:YVO4 laser with an extra-long optical resonator," Opt. Lett. 28, 1275-1277 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luther-Davies, B.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, B. Luther-Davies, and A. V. Rode, "Passive mode locking of a Nd:YVO4 laser with an extra-long optical resonator," Opt. Lett. 28, 1275-1277 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Madsen, N. R.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Marchese, S. V.

McGill, R. A.

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Meyn, J.-P.

B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Miller, R. C.

R. C. Miller, "Optical second harmonic generation in piezoelectric crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 17-19 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Nebel, A.

B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
[CrossRef]

O’Malley, S. M.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Papantonakis, M. R.

M. R. Papantonakis, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Picosecond pulsed laser deposition at high vibrational excitation density: the case of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1687-1694 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
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D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
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Paschotta, R.

Rode, A. V.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
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Schou, J.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
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Toftmann, B.

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Vertes, A.

D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
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D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. A

M. R. Papantonakis, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Picosecond pulsed laser deposition at high vibrational excitation density: the case of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1687-1694 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Bubb, B. Toftmann, R. F. Haglund, Jr., J. S. Horwitz, M. R. Papantonakis, R. A. McGill, P. W. Wu, and D. B. Chrisey, "Resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition of thin biodegradable polymer films," Appl. Phys. A 74, 123-125 (2002).
[CrossRef]

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K.-M. Du, and M. Duering, "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," Appl. Phys. A 79, 1051-1055 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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B. Köhler, U. Bäder, A. Nebel, J.-P. Meyn, and R. Wallenstein, "A 9.5-W 82-MHz-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generator with cw diode laser injection seeding," Appl. Phys. B 75, 31-34 (2002).
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D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., and B. Toftmann, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of a sorbent chemoselective polymer," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 2847-2849 (2001).
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D. M. Bubb, M. R. Papantonakis, B. Toftmann, J. S. Horwitz, R. A. McGill, D. B. Chrisey, and R. F. Haglund, Jr., "Effect of ablation parameters on infrared pulsed laser deposition of poly(ethylene glycol) films," J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9809-9814 (2002).
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D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. H. Callahan, R. A. McGill, E. J. Houser, D. B. Chrisey, M. R. Papantonakis, R. F. Haglund, Jr., M. C. Galicia, and A. Vertes, "Resonant infrared pulsed-laser deposition of polymer films using a free-electron laser," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 2698-2702 (2001).
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Thin Solid Films

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C. Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O’Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, and R. F. Haglund, "UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films," Thin Solid Films 453-454, 177-181 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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SNLO nonlinear optics code available from A. V. Smith, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1423.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic drawing of the OPA system layout. Numbers 1 and 2 denote the two OPA stages using multiple-grating MgO:PPLN crystals mounted in temperature-controlled ovens. Abbreviations: PB – polarizing beam-splitter; λ/2 – half-wave plate; RR – retro-reflector; BD – beam dump; FPC – fiber polarization control.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Gain versus pump power in the first stage OPA; (b) M2 of the amplified in the first stage signal beam in horizontal (dots) and vertical (crosses) directions at different levels of pump depletion.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Normalized gain as a function of seeding wavelength at constant seeding power and crystal temperature. The three curves correspond to different pump power levels in the order of 2 W (squares), 2.5 W (stars), and 3 W (circles).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Performance optimization of the second stage OPA: (a) Pump depletion as a function of peak pump intensity at different seed power; wpump=140 µm (solid curves); wpump=200 µm (dotted curve). (b) Theoretical results using wpump=140 µm and wseed=415 µm. (c) Optimised performance (dashed curve) via varying seed intensity (solid curve) at each pump intensity; all other parameters are the same as for Curve 3. (d) Converted pump power versus peak pump intensity; throughout the figure, curves with identical numbers represent the same data sets.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Intensity distribution of the collimated output (idler) beam of the system at maximum output power. Gaussian fits to the intensity profiles are shown in yellow.

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