Abstract

We demonstrate efficient generation of picosecond narrow-bandwidth pulses by frequency mixing of broadband opposite chirped pulses in a type I doubling crystal. This procedure allows us to produce picosecond pulses that are perfectly synchronized with femtosecond pulses. The experiment shows a decrease of the initial bandwidth by a factor of more than 30, while a high conversion efficiency is maintained.

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1997 (1)

Y. Mizutami and T. Kitagawa, Science 278, 443 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1994 (1)

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

Amiranoff, F.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Arons, E.

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Baton, S.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Bernard, D.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Bohn, B.

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Boscheron, A. C. L.

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R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Cros, B.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Descamps, D.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Guradyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[CrossRef]

Dorchies, F.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Eberly, J. H.

Franzen, S.

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Guradyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Guradyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[CrossRef]

Jacquet, F.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Kane, S.

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Kitagawa, T.

Y. Mizutami and T. Kitagawa, Science 278, 443 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lambry, J. C.

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Malka, V.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Marqués, J. R.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Martin, J. L.

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Matthieussent, G.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Migus, A.

A. C. L. Boscheron, C. J. Sauteret, and A. Migus, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 818 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Miné, P.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Mizutami, Y.

Y. Mizutami and T. Kitagawa, Science 278, 443 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Modena, A.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Mora, P.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Morillo, J.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Najmudin, Z.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Guradyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[CrossRef]

Poyard, C.

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sauteret, C.

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Sauteret, C. J.

Shen, Y. R.

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1975), Chaps.??6 and 7.

Tien, A.

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Wagner, R.

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

Wodkiewicz, K.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nature Struct. Biol. (1)

S. Franzen, J. C. Lambry, B. Bohn, C. Poyard, and J. L. Martin, Nature Struct. Biol. 1, 230 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

Y. Mizutami and T. Kitagawa, Science 278, 443 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Guradyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[CrossRef]

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1975), Chaps.??6 and 7.

F. Amiranoff, S. Baton, D. Bernard, B. Cros, D. Descamps, F. Dorchies, F. Jacquet, V. Malka, J. R. Marqués, G. Matthieussent, P. Miné, A. Modena, P. Mora, J. Morillo, and Z. Najmudin, “Observation of laser wakefield acceleration of electrons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

R. Wagner, A. Tien, E. Arons, S. Kane, A. C. L. Boscheron, C. Sauteret, and A. Migus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 188.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Loci of the pair ω1,ω2 for sum-frequency phase matching when a type I KDP crystal is used. The spectrum of the input pulse appears on both axes, and the domain including all the possibilities of mixing appears as the area DM. The inset is a magnified portion of the domain DK of phase matching.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental configuration of the narrow-bandwidth pulse generation. A 1-ns chirped pulse is incompletely compressed into two 60-ps pulses with opposite chirps, which are further added in frequency in a KDP crystal to generate the narrow-bandwidth pulse at 529.1  nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum profile of the second harmonic obtained (a) with the same- and (b) with opposite-chirp pulses. Note that the height of the curve has to be normalized since efficiency is comparable in the two cases, typically 40%.

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Δk=k3ω3-k1ω1-k2ω2=0.
Δt31ΔTδω1t+Δt32ΔTδω2t<KΔT1L,
ω3=2ω0+aδt,
I2ω/Iω=th2Iω/PcLIω/PcL2,

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