Abstract

Pulses with 180-THz bandwidth and 2µJ energy were generated by a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier in the visible, pumped by the second harmonic of a Ti:sapphire laser. A portion of the amplified pulse spectrum was compressed to 7.2 fs by use of a thin prism sequence.

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1995 (1)

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1988 (1)

1987 (1)

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Andreoni, A.

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Becker, P. C.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

Driscoll, T. J.

Ferencz, K.

Foggi, P.

Fork, R. L.

Gale, G. M.

Gallus, J.

Hache, F.

Hirlimann, C.

Jung, I. D.

Kalintsev, A.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

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Nisoli, M.

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. Szipöcs and A. Köhazi-Kis, Appl. Phys. B 65, 115 (1997).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, Opt. Commun. 110, 638 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (12)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the noncollinear OPA and the pulse compressor: VA, variable-optical-density attenuator; S, 1-mm-thick sapphire plate; M1, M2, spherical mirrors; L, spherical lens.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of the amplified pulses obtained for optimum pump-signal delay. The pump–seed angle matches the apex angle of the superfluorescence cone, as shown in the inset: WL, white-light seed; P, pump beam; SF, superfluoroescence ring.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometric autocorrelation trace of the compressed pulse (solid curve) together with the best fit assuming a sech2 pulse shape with 520-THz carrier frequency (filled circles). Inset, spectrum of the compressed pulses.

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