Abstract

High-power, subpicosecond infrared pulses have been generated over the wavelength region of 1.7–4.0 μm. The technique uses difference-frequency generation in a LiNbO3 crystal. The subpicosecond output of an amplified colliding-pulse mode-locked (CPM) ring dye laser provides the two frequencies, one being the CPM fundamental, the other a portion of the subpicosecond continuum generated in an ethanol cell. Pulse width, power, and spectral characteristics are discussed.

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I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

1984 (3)

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

J. Chesnoy, G. M. Gale, Ann. Phys. Paris 9, 893 (1984).

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

A. M. Weiner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1276 (1983).
[Crossref]

1982 (3)

H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. B 29, 213 (1982).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

1981 (2)

D. W. Oxtoby, Adv. Chem. Phys. 47, 487 (1981).
[Crossref]

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

1980 (1)

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

1978 (1)

A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 607 (1978).
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1972 (1)

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1655 (1972).
[Crossref]

1968 (1)

G. D. Boyd, D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

1966 (1)

M. V. Hobden, J. Warner, Phys. Lett. 22, 243 (1966).
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Alfano, R. R.

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1655 (1972).
[Crossref]

Antonetti, A.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Berg, M.

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

Boyd, G. D.

G. D. Boyd, D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

Chatelet, M.

Chesnoy, J.

J. Chesnoy, G. M. Gale, Ann. Phys. Paris 9, 893 (1984).

Ding, K.

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

Doany, F. E.

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

Elsaesser, T.

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

Etchepare, J.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Gale, G. M.

J. Chesnoy, G. M. Gale, Ann. Phys. Paris 9, 893 (1984).

George, S. M.

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

Glownia, J. H.

Graener, H.

H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. B 29, 213 (1982).
[Crossref]

Grillon, G.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Harris, C. B.

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

Harris, S. L.

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

Heilweil, E. J.

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

Hobden, M. V.

M. V. Hobden, J. Warner, Phys. Lett. 22, 243 (1966).
[Crossref]

Hochstrasser, R. M.

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

Kaiser, W.

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 607 (1978).
[Crossref]

Kleinman, D. A.

G. D. Boyd, D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

Kranitzky, W.

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

Laubereau, A.

H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. B 29, 213 (1982).
[Crossref]

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 607 (1978).
[Crossref]

Ledoux, I.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Migus, A.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Miscwich, J.

Moore, D. S.

Moore, R.

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

Oxtoby, D. W.

D. W. Oxtoby, Adv. Chem. Phys. 47, 487 (1981).
[Crossref]

Polland, H. J.

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

Rentzepis, P. M.

P. M. Rentzepis, Science 218, 1183 (1982).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schmidt, S. C.

Seilmeier, A.

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

Shapiro, S. L.

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1655 (1972).
[Crossref]

Sorokin, P. P.

Turner, T.

Warner, J.

M. V. Hobden, J. Warner, Phys. Lett. 22, 243 (1966).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1276 (1983).
[Crossref]

Zinth, W.

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

Zyss, J.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

Adv. Chem. Phys. (1)

D. W. Oxtoby, Adv. Chem. Phys. 47, 487 (1981).
[Crossref]

Ann. Phys. Paris (1)

J. Chesnoy, G. M. Gale, Ann. Phys. Paris 9, 893 (1984).

Appl. Phys. B (2)

W. Zinth, H. J. Polland, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. B 26, 77 (1981).
[Crossref]

H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Appl. Phys. B 29, 213 (1982).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 1564 (1986).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. M. Weiner, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1276 (1983).
[Crossref]

T. Elsaesser, H. J. Polland, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 191 (1984).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

G. D. Boyd, D. A. Kleinman, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597 (1968).
[Crossref]

J. Chem. Phys. (2)

E. J. Heilweil, F. E. Doany, R. Moore, R. M. Hochstrasser, J. Chem. Phys. 76, 5632 (1982).
[Crossref]

S. M. George, S. L. Harris, M. Berg, C. B. Harris, J. Chem. Phys. 80, 83 (1984).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

W. Kranitzky, K. Ding, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 34, 483 (1980).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Lett. (1)

M. V. Hobden, J. Warner, Phys. Lett. 22, 243 (1966).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 29, 1655 (1972).
[Crossref]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 607 (1978).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

P. M. Rentzepis, Science 218, 1183 (1982).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (1)

Interactive Radiation Inc., Northvale, New Jersey.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the subpicosecond infrared apparatus: PD, photodiode; I's, irises; A, saturable absorber; F's, filters (see text); B's, beam splitters (see text); H, 613-nm half-wave rotator; L's, lenses (see text); C, 10-mm path cell; VD's, variable delays; X, LiNbO3 crystal; RM, removable mirror; WS, wavelength selector; DET, detector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured (X) and calculated (line) phase-matching angle of the LiNbO3 versus idler frequency. Pump wavelength is 613 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

a, Autocorrelation trace of 613-nm pump pulse. The temporal pulse width shown is a deconvolution based on a sech2 pulse shape. b, Cross-correlation trace of a 3.7-μm infrared pulse and the 613-nm pump pulse obtained by sum-frequency generation in LiNbO3.

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