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New technique for producing 30-fs tunable-wavelength visible pulses with an optical parametric amplifier
Author(s): Thomas S. Sosnowski; Paul B. Stephens; Theodore B. Norris
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Paper Abstract

A three stage optical parametric amplifier is pumped by a 250-kHz (mu) J level Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system. Broad-bandwidth pulses are produced by tuning each stage of the OPA system to amplify adjacent frequency components of a white-light continuum source. These broad-band pulses may be compressed with a standard prism compressor to pulse- widths of less than 30 fs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239724
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Thomas S. Sosnowski, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Paul B. Stephens, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Theodore B. Norris, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2701:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III
William E. White; David H. Reitze, Editor(s)

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