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The application of the monoclinic BiB3O6 nonlinear crystal in ultrafast laser technology
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Paper Abstract

BiB3O6 (BIBO), the first low-symmetry (monoclinic class 2) inorganic nonlinear crystal that became commercially available, possesses some unique advantages for applications in ultrafast laser technology which are primarily related to its dispersive properties. In the present paper, these properties are analyzed in more detail and compared with other crystals. Of special interest is the pumping of this material near 800 nm for broadband parametric amplification in the near-infrared between 1.15 and 2.4 μm. We present experimental results on generation and amplification of ultrabroadband femtosecond continua in this spectral range using amplified Ti:sapphire lasers as pump sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6875, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 68750X (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761019
Show Author Affiliations
Valentin Petrov, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy (Germany)
Alexander Gaydardzhiev, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Ivailo Nikolov, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Ivan Buchvarov, Sofia Univ. (Bulgaria)
Pancho Tzankov, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy (Germany)
Frank Noack, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6875:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII
Peter E. Powers, Editor(s)

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