A noncollinear optical parametric amplifier in which blue pump pulse generation as well as parametric amplification takes place in the same nonlinear crystal is presented. Broadband spectra tunable throughout over in the visible were generated in a simple setup. The green output pulses were compressed to , and efficiency (IR-to-visible) of 1.8% was achieved.
© 2005 Optical Society of AmericaFull Article | PDF Article
R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10(11) 2222-2232 (1993)
C. Aguergaray, T. V. Andersen, D. N. Schimpf, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, E. Cormier, and A. Tünnermann
Opt. Express 15(9) 5699-5710 (2007)
G. Cirmi, D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo
Opt. Lett. 32(16) 2396-2398 (2007)