Abstract

We report measurement of efficient amplification of weak femtosecond supercontinuum seed pulses by use of a noncollinear optical parametric process in BBO crystal pumped with 150-fs pulses from a frequency-doubled regenerative-amplified Ti:sapphire laser at 390 nm. The highest amplification factor, 108, was achieved for 3×10-16 J energy seed pulses at wavelength of 560 nm

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[CrossRef]

Alonzi, B.

Andreoni, A.

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Armas, M. S.

Banfi, G. P.

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Danelius, R.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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P. Di Trapani, A. Andreoni, C. Solcia, G. P. Banfi, R. Danelius, A. Piskarskas, and P. Foggi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1245 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: SHG, second-harmonic generator (BBO crystal); OPA, optical parametric amplifier (BBO crystal); BS, dichroic beam splitter; SC, glass plate for supercontinuum generation; FP, Fabry–Perot etalon; T×4, telescope; AC, autocorrelator; PM, optical power meter; SP, grating monochromator; α, angle between the seed and the pump beams.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photographs of parametrically generated signal waves with seeds at wavelengths of (a) 560 nm and (b) 1.8 µm. The pump-pulse energy at 390 nm is 100 µJ.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the output energy on the energy of the pump pulses at λ=560 nm. The seed pulse energy is 3×10-6 µJ.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the output signal energy on the time delay between the pump pulse and the seed-pulse train.

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