17 June 1993 Tunable ultrashort-pulse generation and amplification using optical parametric techniques
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Proceedings Volume 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147039
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
We demonstrate femtosecond pulses from 400 - 1600 nm, both at 76 MHz at high average power and at 1 kHz repetition rate at high pulse energy, using optical parametric techniques. The signal wavelength of the KTiOPO4 (KTP)-based optical parametric oscillator is tunable in the 1.20 - 1.34 micrometers and 1.45 - 1.70 micrometers regions with two mirror sets. This oscillator is synchronously pumped and has a repetition rate of 76 MHz and a signal output power as high as 200 mW. In addition we have used amplified Ti:sapphire femtosecond pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate to generate a white light continuum which extends at least from 400 nm to 1.6 micrometers . Frequency mixing techniques are used to up-convert the continuum to the ultraviolet (UV) region or to amplify the continuum in the infrared (IR) region with LiB3O5(LBO) crystals.
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Qiang Fu, Gary Mak, and Henry M. van Driel "Tunable ultrashort-pulse generation and amplification using optical parametric techniques", Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147039; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147039
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