Abstract

High-energy light pulses that are tunable from 1.1 to 2.6 µm, with a duration as short as 14.5  fs were generated in a type  II phase-matching βBaB2O4 traveling-wave parametric converter pumped by 18-fs pulses obtained from a Ti:sapphire laser with chirped-pulse amplification, followed by a hollow-fiber compressor.

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Le Blanc, C.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Shirakawa, H. W. Mao, and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Commun. 123, 121 (1996).
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Svelto, O.

Szipöcs, R.

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[CrossRef]

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Wilson, K. R.

Wintner, E.

Yakovlev, V. V.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

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

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, and S. De Silvestri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3616 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Shirakawa, H. W. Mao, and T. Kobayashi, Opt. Commun. 123, 121 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Other (1)

C. Le Blanc, E. Baubeau, and F. Salin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.), paper CMC4.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Temporal profiles of the (solid curves) signal, (dashed curves) idler, and (dotted curves) pump pulses at the output of (a) type  I (BBO  I) and (b) type  II (BBO  II) phase-matching BBO parametric amplifiers pumped by 20-fs pulses at 780  nm. Ip is the pump peak intensity, τs and τi are the signal and idler pulse durations, respectively, and λs is the signal wavelength.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: BS, beam splitter; focal length of lens L, 300  mm; reduction factor of telescope T, 1.5.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Intensity autocorrelation function (filled circles) of the signal pulse at 1.5 µm. We estimated the pulse duration τ by assuming a sech2 pulse shape (solid curve). (b) Corresponding pulse spectrum.

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