Abstract

We report on the generation of sub-30-fs near-IR light pulses by means of broadband four-wave parametric amplification in fused silica. This is achieved by frequency downconversion of visible broadband pulses provided by a commercial blue-pumped beta-barium borate crystal-based noncollinear optical parametric amplifier. The proposed method produces the IR idler pulses with energy up to 20μJ and tunable in wavelength from 1 to 1.5μm. The shortest pulse duration is 17.6fs, measured at 1.2μm.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup and (b) phase-matching curve for the FWOPA pumped at 800 nm in fused silica. The wavelength of the seed pulse is continuously tunable. The highlighted circles represent four different experimental conditions, from 550 to 650 nm , with corresponding idler pulse wavelength from 1.47 to 1.04 μm . Inset shows the wave vectors diagram.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Amplified signal and (b) corresponding near-IR idler spectra, along the tuning range from 1.04 to 1.47 μm . Broadband amplification is evident around 1.2 μm (red solid curve). (c) Autocorrelation trace of the compressed near-IR pulse centered at 1.2 μm . The measured pulse duration is 17.6 fs . (d) Spatial beam profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Near-IR pulse energy evolution (a) for a varying pump energy, from 0.8 to 1.8 mJ , and a fixed seed energy at 4.8 μJ . Near-IR spectra (b) and durations (c) at 1.34 μm , for three different output idler energies, namely, 7.15 (red dashed), 12.78 (blue dash-dotted), and 15.62 μJ (green solid).

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