Abstract

Narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses of predetermined spectral and temporal shapes are generated with high efficiency by frequency conversion of femtosecond pulses in lithium tantalate crystals with engineered quasi-phase-matching structures. We give examples of the synthesis of Gaussian and super-Gaussian picosecond pulses and also of a pair of synchronized phase-coherent picosecond pulses with a predetermined carrier-frequency difference.

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Husson, D.

Imeshev, G.

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Zhi, M.

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (8)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

D. W. McCamant, P. Kukura, and R. A. Mathies, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 4971 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Science 316, 265 (2007).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Numerical results for the synthesis of 2.2 ps long Gaussian SH pulses at λ = 0.7 μ m from 40 - fs -long FF pulses. (a) Optimized real (solid curve) and imaginary (dotted curve) nonlinearity profile normalized to χ max = 2 π χ 0 ; (b) even (solid curve) and odd (dotted curve) domain length as a function of the propagation distance, and, in the insets, enlarged view of the domain sequence; (c) spectra of the input FF pulse (dashed curve, referred to as the SH wavelength) and of the output SH pulse (solid curve); (d) temporal profile of the SH pulse at the output.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Same sequence of panels as in Fig. 1 in the case of the generation of a pair of phase-coherent super-Gaussian pulses with a carrier frequency differing by 200 cm 1 .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental spectrum (on the left) and cross correlation (on the right) of the SH pulses at the crystal output in the case of the synthesis of a Gaussian pulse, a super-Gaussian pulse, and a pair of super-Gaussian pulses with a 200 and 400 cm 1 frequency offsets (the cross-correlation refers to the 200 cm 1 case).

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