Abstract

Amplified pulses from a colliding-pulse mode-locked dye laser at 620 nm and the output of a femtosecond traveling-wave dye cell are mixed in a LiIO3 crystal to generate femtosecond pulses in the wavelength range near 5 μm. As much as 10% of the photons from the traveling-wave laser are converted to stable infrared pulses of less than 400-fs duration, 10-nJ energy, and 8-kHz repetition rate.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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T. M. Jedju, L. Rothberg, Appl. Opt. 27, 615 (1988); T. M. Jedju, L. Rothberg, A. Labrie, Opt. Lett. 13, 961 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

1987 (1)

1985 (1)

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 53, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

1978 (1)

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

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1971 (1)

D. C. Hanna, R. C. Smith, C. R. Stanley, Opt. Commun. 4, 300 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

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

Bareika, B.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

Boyd, G. D.

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

Dikchyus, G.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

Edelstein, D. C.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Elsaesser, T.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 53, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Gaizauskas, E.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Graener, H.

Greiter, L.

A. Laubereau, L. Greiter, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 87 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, R. C. Smith, C. R. Stanley, Opt. Commun. 4, 300 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Hebling, J.

J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Opt. Lett. 14, 278 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Opt. Commun. 73, 375 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Isyanova, E. D.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

Jedju, T. M.

Kaiser, W.

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

A. Laubereau, L. Greiter, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 87 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Kleinman, D. A.

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

Kuhl, J.

J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Opt. Commun. 73, 375 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Opt. Lett. 14, 278 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laenen, R.

Laubereau, A.

R. Laenen, H. Graener, A. Laubereau, Opt. Lett. 15, 971 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

A. Laubereau, L. Greiter, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 87 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Lobentanzer, H.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 53, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Moore, D. S.

Piskarskas, A.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

Rothberg, L.

Schmidt, S. C.

Seilmeier, A.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 53, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

Smith, R. C.

D. C. Hanna, R. C. Smith, C. R. Stanley, Opt. Commun. 4, 300 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Spanner, K.

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Stabinis, A.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Stablinas, K.

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Stanley, C. R.

D. C. Hanna, R. C. Smith, C. R. Stanley, Opt. Commun. 4, 300 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wachman, E. S.

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. C. Edelstein, E. S. Wachman, C. L. Tang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1728 (1989).
[CrossRef]

A. Laubereau, L. Greiter, W. Kaiser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 87 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (4)

J. Hebling, J. Kuhl, Opt. Commun. 73, 375 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Hanna, R. C. Smith, C. R. Stanley, Opt. Commun. 4, 300 (1971).
[CrossRef]

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978); T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 53, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sov. Phys. Collect. (1)

E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, K. Stablinas, Sov. Phys. Collect. 28, 76 (1988).

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1981).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. Intense femtosecond pulses at 620 nm are generated in a CPM dye laser and a six-pass dye amplifier pumped by a copper-vapor laser. Part of the recompressed pulse at 620 nm pumps a TWDC, which consists of a prism and a dye cell. The emission of the dye cell near 700 nm and a second part of the pulse at 620 nm are mixed in a LiIO3 crystal to generate the difference frequency in the mid-infrared.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of the output of the TWDC. The active medium is a solution of oxazine 725 in a methanol/propylene carbonate mixture. (b) Cross-correlation trace of the pulses from the TWDC and of the amplified pulses at 620 nm. The sum-frequency signal is plotted as a function of delay time. A duration of 250 fs is estimated for the amplified stimulated emission.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum of the infrared pulses near 5 μm. The decrease of intensity at short wavelengths is due to a decrease in the output of the TWDC, whereas the long-wavelength part of the spectrum is determined by the absorption of the nonlinear LiIO3 crystal. (b) Cross correlation of the infrared pulses and the pulses at 620 nm. Deconvolution yields a duration of the infrared pulses of approximately 400 fs.

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