Abstract

We report efficient amplification of weak femtosecond supercontinuum pulses by a stimulated Raman scattering process in pressurized H2 gas excited with 350-fs-duration frequency-doubled pulses from a regenerative-amplified Ti:sapphire laser. An amplification factor of 109 is obtained at the wavelength of 465 nm for seed pulses produced by supercontinuum generation in glass.

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V. G. Bespalov, V. N. Krylov, D. I. Staselko, V. N. Sizov, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 63, 742 (1987).

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Akhmanov, S. A.

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Alfano, R. R.

Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, R. R. Alfano, in The Super-continuum Laser Source, R. R. Alfano, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989), pp. 41–49.

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J. G. Wessel, K. S. Repasky, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 53, 1854 (1995).

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Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, R. R. Alfano, in The Super-continuum Laser Source, R. R. Alfano, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989), pp. 41–49.

Imasaka, T.

Irie, Y.

Krylov, V.

Krylov, V. N.

V. G. Bespalov, V. N. Krylov, D. I. Staselko, V. N. Sizov, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 63, 742 (1987).

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Mahon, R.

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G. Hilfer, C. R. Menyuk, J. Opt. Soc. B 7, 739 (1990).
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E. E. Hagenlocker, R. W. Minck, W. G. Rado, Phys. Rev. 154, 226 (1967).
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Moriwaki, H.

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J. Ottusch, D. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 2076 (1988).
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E. E. Hagenlocker, R. W. Minck, W. G. Rado, Phys. Rev. 154, 226 (1967).
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Reintjes, J.

Repasky, K. S.

J. G. Wessel, K. S. Repasky, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 53, 1854 (1995).

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J. Ottusch, D. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 2076 (1988).
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P. G. May, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 624 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Siegal, Y.

Sizov, V. N.

V. G. Bespalov, V. N. Krylov, D. I. Staselko, V. N. Sizov, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 63, 742 (1987).

Staselko, D.

Staselko, D. I.

V. G. Bespalov, V. N. Krylov, D. I. Staselko, V. N. Sizov, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 63, 742 (1987).

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R. C. Swanson, P. R. Battle, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 42, 6774 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Tashiro, H.

Vysloukh, V. A.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, A. S. Chirkin, in Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992), pp. 165–176.

Wada, S.

Wang, J. K.

Wang, Q. Z.

Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, R. R. Alfano, in The Super-continuum Laser Source, R. R. Alfano, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989), pp. 41–49.

Wessel, J. G.

J. G. Wessel, K. S. Repasky, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 53, 1854 (1995).

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. G. May, W. Sibbett, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 624 (1983).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron (1)

J. Ottusch, D. Rockwell, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 2076 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

J. Opt. Soc. B (1)

G. Hilfer, C. R. Menyuk, J. Opt. Soc. B 7, 739 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Bashkansky, J. Reintjes, Opt. Commun. 83, 103 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

V. G. Bespalov, V. N. Krylov, D. I. Staselko, V. N. Sizov, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 63, 742 (1987).

Phys. Rev. (1)

E. E. Hagenlocker, R. W. Minck, W. G. Rado, Phys. Rev. 154, 226 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (2)

J. G. Wessel, K. S. Repasky, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 53, 1854 (1995).

R. C. Swanson, P. R. Battle, J. L. Carlsten, Phys. Rev. A 42, 6774 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, A. S. Chirkin, in Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992), pp. 165–176.

Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, R. R. Alfano, in The Super-continuum Laser Source, R. R. Alfano, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989), pp. 41–49.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: SHG, second-harmonic generation in KDP crystal; M’s, mirrors; BS’s, beam splitters; L1–L4, lenses; SC, glass plate for supercontinuum generation; IF, interference filter; FP, Fabry–Perot étalon; SRA, gas cell; AC, autocorrelator; PM, power-energy meter; MC, grating monochromator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the energy of the first Stokes component (S1) on the energy of the pump pulses. Filled circles, S1 without seed; open circles, S1 with seed. The seed pulse energy is 10−6 μJ.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the first Stokes (a) without seed and (b) with seed. The pump pulse energy is 90 μJ. Dotted curve, transmission spectrum of the interference filter.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the first Stokes energy (S1) on the time delay between the pump pulse and the seed beam. The pump pulse energy is 90 μJ.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace of the seeded Stokes pulse at seed energies of 10−6 μJ (dashed curve) and 10−9 μJ (solid curve).

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