Abstract

Broadly tunable 30-fs pulses have been generated by parametric amplification of a white-light continuum at kilohertz repetition rates.

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Dubietis, A.

Estable, F.

F. Salin, F. Estable, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

Etchepare, J.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
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Fork, R. L.

C. H. Brito-Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).
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Grillon, G.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
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R. L. Bayer, R. L. Herbst, in Nonlinear Infrared Generation, Y. R. Shen (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1977), p. 96.

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K. Wynne, G. D. Reid, R. M. Hochstrasser, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (personal communication, 1994).

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Kane, S.

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Kohler, B.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Korn, G.

Krause, J. L.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
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Laenen, R.

Laubereau, A.

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Noordam, L. D.

Petrov, V.

Piskarskas, A.

Podenas, D.

Raksi, F.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
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K. Wynne, G. D. Reid, R. M. Hochstrasser, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (personal communication, 1994).

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Rose-Petruck, C.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
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Seilmeier, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Stabinis, A.

Steiner-Shepard, M.

M. K. Reed, M. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

van Linden van den Heuvell, H. B.

Whitnell, R. M.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

Wilson, K. R.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

Wolfrum, K.

Wynne, K.

K. Wynne, G. D. Reid, R. M. Hochstrasser, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (personal communication, 1994).

Yakovlev, V. V.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

Yan, Y.-J.

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

Zyss, J.

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

I. Ledoux, J. Zyss, A. Migus, J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1564 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. H. Brito-Cruz, R. L. Fork, W. H. Knox, C. V. Shank, Chem. Phys. Lett. 132, 341 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 12602 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Dubeitis, G. Jonusauskas, A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

M. K. Reed, M. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

R. L. Bayer, R. L. Herbst, in Nonlinear Infrared Generation, Y. R. Shen (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1977), p. 96.

F. Salin, F. Estable, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

K. Wynne, G. D. Reid, R. M. Hochstrasser, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 (personal communication, 1994).

B. Kohler, J. L. Krause, R. M. Whitnell, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, Y.-J. Yan, in Ultrafast Phenomena, G. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, P. F. Barbara, W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, to be published).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dashed curve, walk-off between pump (800 nm) and signal waves for type I phase matching in a 7-mm-long BBO crystal; solid curve, the amplified FWHM bandwidth for a pump intensity of 5 GW/cm2 (800 nm) and a 7-mm-long BBO crystal (type I phase matching).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: WLG, 2-mm-thick sapphire disk in which a white-light continuum is generated; BBO1, 7-mm-long BBO; BBO2, 0.2-mm- (or 0.5-mm-) thick BBO for second-harmonic generation (frequency mixing); BBO3, 0.2-mm-thick BBO for third-or fourth-harmonic generation (see text).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimentally measured FWHM bandwidth (left-hand scale) of the second harmonic of the parametrically amplified IR pulses and calculated pulse duration (right-hand scale), assuming a transform-limited Gaussian pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum of pulses centered at 597 nm. Open circles are experimental points, and the solid curve is a guide for the eye. (b) The third-order autocorrelation of the pulses centered at 597 nm. The open circles are experimental data points, and the solid curve shows a fit with a 30.2-fs Gaussian pulse whose third-order autocorrelation function has a FWHM of 38 fs.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Filled circles and squares show the measured energy of the amplified signal and idler waves, respectively; the open circles and squares show the estimated energy of the pulses generated by different nonlinear processes. 2ω, second harmonic of the signal (circles) and the idler (squares) (type I phase matching in 0.2-mm-thick BBO); 800 + ω, sum-frequency generation from the residual 800 nm and signal (type II phase matching in 0.2-mm-thick BBO); 3ω, third harmonic (ω + 2ω) of the signal pulse (type II phase matching in 0.2-mm-thick BBO); 4ω, fourth harmonic (2ω + 2ω) of the signal pulse (type I in 0.2-mm-thick BBO).

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g 2 = 4 π 2 | d eff | 2 | E p | 2 λ s λ i n s n i ,
τ p u m p L | 1 υ s 1 υ p | ,
Δ ν = 0 . 53 c | 1 / υ s 1 / υ i | g / L ,

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