Abstract

Femtosecond pulses with center wavelengths between 470 and 750 nm are generated in a single-stage type I BBO optical parametric amplifier pumped by a frequency-doubled 1-kHz Ti:sapphire amplifier. A high-quality white-light continuum is used as the seed. Pulse durations as short as 16 fs and pulse energies of as much as 11 µJ are observed. The quantum efficiency is ~25% for both 7- and 40-µJ pump pulses. This unique combination of ultrashort pulse duration and high conversion is made possible by noncollinear phase matching that permits a sufficiently large amplification bandwidth. Simultaneously the group velocities of the signal and the idler are effectively matched. As a result widely tunable sub-20-fs pulses can be generated in a nonlinear crystal as thick as 2 mm.

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R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, and P. Foggi, Opt. Lett. 21, 973 (1996).

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V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Opt. 33, 6988 (1994).

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).

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R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, and P. Foggi, Opt. Lett. 21, 973 (1996).

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, and P. Foggi, Appl. Opt. 35, 5336 (1996).

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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V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Opt. 33, 6988 (1994).

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).

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D. T. Reid, C. McGowan, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1 (1997).

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R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, and P. Foggi, Opt. Lett. 21, 973 (1996).

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, and P. Foggi, Appl. Opt. 35, 5336 (1996).

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).

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 119, 327 (1995).

Sosnowski, T. S.

Sozzi, C.

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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Stephens, P. B.

Sueptitz, M.

M. Sueptitz, R. A. Kaindl, S. Lutgen, M. Woerner, and E. Riedle, Opt. Commun. 131, 195 (1996).

Wilson, K. R.

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M. Sueptitz, R. A. Kaindl, S. Lutgen, M. Woerner, and E. Riedle, Opt. Commun. 131, 195 (1996).

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Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

D. T. Reid, C. McGowan, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and W. Sibett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1 (1997).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, P. Foggi, C. Solcia, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 119, 327 (1995).

M. Sueptitz, R. A. Kaindl, S. Lutgen, M. Woerner, and E. Riedle, Opt. Commun. 131, 195 (1996).

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

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).

Other

F. Hache, M. Cavallari, and G. M. Gale, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996), p. 33.

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