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Optical parametric amplifier of chirped pulses pumped by two and three beams
Author(s): S. Ališauskas; R. Butkus; V. Pyragaitė; V. Smilgevičius; A. Stabinis; A. Piskarskas
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Paper Abstract

We present a two and three-beam pumped optical parametric amplifier seeded by chirped pulses from broadband Ti:sapphire oscillator. The seed source was optically synchronized with Nd:YAG pump laser. The signal was amplified in type I BBO crystal pumped by several intersecting beams and the energy of amplified signal ranged from 0.23 mJ to 0.72 mJ depending on a number of pump beams used as well as pumping configuration employed. The interplay of interacting waves was also observed and explained theoretically.

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Date Published: 12 November 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7501, International Conference on Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics 2009, 75010B (12 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.849072
Show Author Affiliations
S. Ališauskas, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
R. Butkus, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
V. Pyragaitė, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
V. Smilgevičius, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
A. Stabinis, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
A. Piskarskas, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7501:
International Conference on Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics 2009
Solomon M. Saltiel; Alexander A. Dreischuh; Ivan P. Christov, Editor(s)

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