Abstract

Using pulses with tilted pulse fronts to compensate for the group-velocity mismatch in three-wave interactions, we constructed an efficient 400-nm pumped femtosecond collinear type  I phase-matched β-barium borate optical parametric generator and amplifier. The signal and idler outputs are tunable from 470  nm to 2.7  µm and have pulse widths in the range of 100–170  fs at a 1-kHz repetition rate. A maximum output energy of 6.5  µJ and a total conversion efficiency of more than 15% were achieved.

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Fendt, W. Kranitzky, A. Laubereau, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 28, 142 (1978).
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Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, G. P. Banfi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Foggi, M. Monguzzi, and C. Sozzi, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3164 (1995).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic layout of the tilted pulse pumped OPG–OPA: DM1–DM3, dichroic mirrors; BS, beam splitter; C1, C2, BBO crystals; L’s, lenses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPG–OPA average output energy as a function of wavelength for signal and idler branchers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

a, Autocorrelation curve and b, corresponding signal spectrum at 498 nm. The spectrum and the autocorrelation curve are fitted with Gaussian functions with a FWHM bandwidth of 7.4 nm and a pulse width of 120 fs, respectively.

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