Pulse characteristics of an optical parametric oscillator pumped by sub-30-fs light pulses

J. Hebling, X. P. Zhang, H. Giessen, J. Kuhl, J. Seres

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Abstract

We obtained nearly transform-limited light pulses of 34 fs near 1.2 μm by pumping an optical parametric oscillator with a 2-mm-long KTP crystal by 26-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser. The average power of the pulses that were obtained was greater than 50 mW, at an 80-MHz repetition rate. Attempts to downscale the pulse duration by decreasing the pump-pulse duration revealed remarkable limitations of the attainable pulse length for sub-30-fs pump pulses, in accordance with a recent theoretical study [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 741 (2000)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1057
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume25
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - júl. 15 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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