Abstract

We constructed an optical parametric amplifier with BiBO crystals, which was injection seeded by a phase-modulated cw beam in the 1,040-1,070 nm region. Two-stage pre-amplification by Yb-doped fibers were implemented for stable injection to the OPA. The frequency chirp in the OPA pulse was actively controlled by adjusting the RF wave for the phase modulation and its synchronization to the OPA firing. Down/up chirps with up to 500 MHz shift were demonstrated. The output pulse energy was ~40 mJ, which is sufficient for future application of frequency conversion and coherent population transfer.

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2001

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohatý, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys.88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1997

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1994

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1982

E. Riedle, R. Moder, and H. J. Neusser, “Pulsed Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules,” Opt. Commun.43(6), 388–394 (1982).
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Bader, U.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Baldwin, K. G. H.

Bandrauk, A. D.

S. Chelkowski and A. D. Bandrauk, “Raman chirped adiabatic passage: a new method for selective excitation of high vibrational states,” J. Raman Spectrosc.28(6), 459–466 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bartschke, J.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bauer, T.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bergmann, K.

N. V. Vitanov, T. Halfmann, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, “Laser-induced population transfer by adiabatic passage techniques,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.52(1), 763–809 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blake, G. A.

S. Wu, V. A. Kapinus, and G. A. Blake, “A nanosecond optical parametric generator/amplifier seeded by an external cavity diode laser,” Opt. Commun.159(1-3), 74–79 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bohatý, L.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohatý, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys.88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Borsutzky, A.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bourdon, P.

Brixner, T.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.9(20), 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chelkowski, S.

S. Chelkowski and A. D. Bandrauk, “Raman chirped adiabatic passage: a new method for selective excitation of high vibrational states,” J. Raman Spectrosc.28(6), 459–466 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chourdakis, G.

Chu, S.

M. S. Fee, K. Danzmann, and S. Chu, “Optical heterodyne measurement of pulsed lasers: Toward high-precision pulsed spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. A45(7), 4911–4924 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dantus, M.

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, “Experimental coherent laser control of physicochemical processes,” Chem. Rev.104(4), 1813–1860 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Danzmann, K.

M. S. Fee, K. Danzmann, and S. Chu, “Optical heterodyne measurement of pulsed lasers: Toward high-precision pulsed spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. A45(7), 4911–4924 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fabelinsky, V. I.

Fair, J. R.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fee, M. S.

M. S. Fee, K. Danzmann, and S. Chu, “Optical heterodyne measurement of pulsed lasers: Toward high-precision pulsed spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. A45(7), 4911–4924 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gardiner, T. D.

Gerber, G.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.9(20), 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Halfmann, T.

N. V. Vitanov, T. Halfmann, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, “Laser-induced population transfer by adiabatic passage techniques,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.52(1), 763–809 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haub, J. G.

He, Y.

Hellwig, H.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohatý, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys.88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, M. J.

Kapinus, V. A.

S. Wu, V. A. Kapinus, and G. A. Blake, “A nanosecond optical parametric generator/amplifier seeded by an external cavity diode laser,” Opt. Commun.159(1-3), 74–79 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kono, M.

Liebertz, J.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohatý, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys.88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lozovoy, V. V.

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, “Experimental coherent laser control of physicochemical processes,” Chem. Rev.104(4), 1813–1860 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mattern, T.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Milton, M. J. T.

Moder, R.

E. Riedle, R. Moder, and H. J. Neusser, “Pulsed Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules,” Opt. Commun.43(6), 388–394 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Nesbitt, D. J.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Neusser, H. J.

E. Riedle, R. Moder, and H. J. Neusser, “Pulsed Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules,” Opt. Commun.43(6), 388–394 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Nuernberger, P.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.9(20), 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Orr, B. J.

Péalat, M.

Plusquellic, D. F.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rahm, M.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, R. Moder, and H. J. Neusser, “Pulsed Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules,” Opt. Commun.43(6), 388–394 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Shore, B. W.

N. V. Vitanov, T. Halfmann, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, “Laser-induced population transfer by adiabatic passage techniques,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.52(1), 763–809 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vitanov, N. V.

N. V. Vitanov, T. Halfmann, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, “Laser-induced population transfer by adiabatic passage techniques,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.52(1), 763–809 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vogt, G.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.9(20), 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Votava, O.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

White, R. T.

Woods, P. T.

Wu, S.

S. Wu, V. A. Kapinus, and G. A. Blake, “A nanosecond optical parametric generator/amplifier seeded by an external cavity diode laser,” Opt. Commun.159(1-3), 74–79 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.

N. V. Vitanov, T. Halfmann, B. W. Shore, and K. Bergmann, “Laser-induced population transfer by adiabatic passage techniques,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.52(1), 763–809 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chem. Rev.

M. Dantus and V. V. Lozovoy, “Experimental coherent laser control of physicochemical processes,” Chem. Rev.104(4), 1813–1860 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Appl. Phys.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohatý, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys.88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

O. Votava, J. R. Fair, D. F. Plusquellic, E. Riedle, and D. J. Nesbitt, “High resolution vibrational overtone studies of HDO an H2O with single mode, injection seeded ring optical parametric oscillators,” J. Chem. Phys.107(21), 8854–8865 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Raman Spectrosc.

S. Chelkowski and A. D. Bandrauk, “Raman chirped adiabatic passage: a new method for selective excitation of high vibrational states,” J. Raman Spectrosc.28(6), 459–466 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

S. Wu, V. A. Kapinus, and G. A. Blake, “A nanosecond optical parametric generator/amplifier seeded by an external cavity diode laser,” Opt. Commun.159(1-3), 74–79 (1999).
[CrossRef]

U. Bader, T. Mattern, T. Bauer, J. Bartschke, M. Rahm, A. Borsutzky, and R. Wallenstein, “Pulsed nanosecond optical parametric generator based on periodically poled lithium niobate,” Opt. Commun.217(1-6), 375–380 (2003).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, R. Moder, and H. J. Neusser, “Pulsed Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules,” Opt. Commun.43(6), 388–394 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

P. Nuernberger, G. Vogt, T. Brixner, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond quantum control of molecular dynamics in the condensed phase,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.9(20), 2470–2497 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. A

M. S. Fee, K. Danzmann, and S. Chu, “Optical heterodyne measurement of pulsed lasers: Toward high-precision pulsed spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. A45(7), 4911–4924 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2007), Chap. 9.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the OPA injection-seeded by the phase-modulated beam. DM: dichroic mirror, BS: beam splitter, PB: Pellin Broca prism, and LPF: low-pass filter for blocking the residual of pumping pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Observed OH signals of the OPA pulses (a): without the phase modulation to the seeding beam, (b) and (c): with the phase modulation at 45 MHz with the modulation depth of π radian, and the time-dependent frequency shifts: (d), (e) and (f), corresponding to (a), (b) and (c), respectively. The center of the pulse is ca. 12 ns, and values of the shifts in (d)-(f) are only significant in the central region of 4-20 ns. The different settings in (b) and (c) for the relative timing between the OPA firing and the modulation wave are schematically shown in Fig. 3. The wavelength of the seeding beam is 1,050 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic diagram representing the relation between the instantaneous frequency, ν, and the timing of the OPA firing relative to the modulated ν. The timing shown in (a) corresponds to (b) and (e) in Fig. 2, while that in (b) to (c) and (f) in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The OH signals observed with (a): the phase modulation at 45 MHz and the modulation depth of 1.9π radian, and (b): the modulation at 90 MHz with the depth of π. The corresponding time-dependent frequency shifts are (c) and (d), respectively. The wavelength of the seeding beam is 1,050 nm.

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