Abstract

Pulses with energies as high as 150 μJ and durations as low as 60 fs were generated from 1.1 to 2.6 μm by a traveling-wave parametric converter pumped by femtosecond pulses of a Ti:sapphire laser with chirped-pulse amplification.

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1994 (1)

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

1993 (2)

1992 (4)

1991 (2)

1989 (1)

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

1987 (1)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

A. P. Sukhorukov, A. K. Shchednova, Sov. Phys. JETP 33, 677 (1971).

Agostini, P.

Antonietti, A.

Bakker, H. J.

Banfi, G. P.

Chambaret, J. P.

Danielius, R.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, R. Righini, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

Davis, L.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

Edelstein, D. C.

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[CrossRef]

Eimerl, D.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fu, Q.

G. Mak, Q. Fu, H. M van Driel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 542 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Q. Fu, H. M. van Driel, G. Mak, Opt. Lett. 17, 1006 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Graener, H.

Graham, E. K.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Jaseviciute, J.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

Joosen, W.

Komine, H.

Laenen, R.

Laubereau, A.

Mak, G.

Q. Fu, H. M. van Driel, G. Mak, Opt. Lett. 17, 1006 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Mak, Q. Fu, H. M van Driel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 542 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Muller, H. G.

Noordam, L. D.

Pelouch, W. S.

Persson, A.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

Petite, G.

Piskarskas, A.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, R. Righini, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

Powers, P. E.

Righini, R.

Shchednova, A. K.

A. P. Sukhorukov, A. K. Shchednova, Sov. Phys. JETP 33, 677 (1971).

Sirutkaitis, V.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

Stabinis, A.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, R. Righini, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

Sukhorukov, A. P.

A. P. Sukhorukov, A. K. Shchednova, Sov. Phys. JETP 33, 677 (1971).

Svanberg, S.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

Tang, C. L.

W. S. Pelouch, P. E. Powers, C. L. Tang, Opt. Lett. 17, 1070 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

van Driel, H. M

G. Mak, Q. Fu, H. M van Driel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 542 (1992).
[CrossRef]

van Driel, H. M.

van Linden van den Heuvell, H. B.

Wachman, E. S.

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

Welsko, S.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zalkins, A.

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

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

G. Mak, Q. Fu, H. M van Driel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 542 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. Eimerl, L. Davis, S. Welsko, E. K. Graham, A. Zalkins, J. Appl. Phys. 62, 1968 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) (1)

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Persson, S. Svanberg, Liet. Fiz. Zu. (Lithuanian J. Phys.) 33, 305 (1994).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

A. P. Sukhorukov, A. K. Shchednova, Sov. Phys. JETP 33, 677 (1971).

Other (1)

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, J. Jaseviciute, in Optical Parametric Oscillators and Picosecond Spectroscopy, A. Piskarskas (Mokslas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1983), p. 57.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: CPA, chirped-pulse amplification; M1–M5, steering mirrors; T1, T2, telescopes; DM, dichroic mirror; BS, beam splitter. The signal plus idler output is on top of mirror M5.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Energy of the parametric pulses versus signal pulse wavelength, (b) parametric pulse spectra versus wave numbers: signal (solid curve) and idler (dashed curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity autocorrelation function of the signal pulse at λ = 1.3 μm. The pulse duration (τpulse) was calculated assuming a sech2 pulse shape (dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Signal pulse intensity profile as a function of time for different parametric interaction lengths: 1.9 mm (curve a), 3 mm (curve b), 4.8 mm (curve c), and 5.7 mm (curve d). The time scale was normalized to the pump pulse duration τpump = 150 fs. The pump peak intensity was 36 GW/cm2.

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