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Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 2, pp 177-180

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AOPDF-shaped optical parametric amplifier output in the visible

  • A. MonmayrantAffiliated withLaboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité (CNRS UMR 5589), IRSAMC Université Paul Sabatier
  • , A. ArbouetAffiliated withLaboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité (CNRS UMR 5589), IRSAMC Université Paul Sabatier
  • , B. GirardAffiliated withLaboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité (CNRS UMR 5589), IRSAMC Université Paul Sabatier
  • , B. ChatelAffiliated withLaboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité (CNRS UMR 5589), IRSAMC Université Paul Sabatier Email author 
  • , A. BarmanAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, University of Leeds
  • , B. J. WhitakerAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, University of Leeds
  • , D. KaplanAffiliated withFastlite, Bâtiment 403, Ecole Polytechnique

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Abstract

Time shaping of ultra-short visible pulses has been performed using a specially designed acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter of 50% efficiency at the output of a two-stage non-collinear optical parametric amplifier. The set-up is compact and reliable. It provides a tunable shaped source in the visible with unique features: a 4-ps shaping window with preserved tunability over 500–650 nm, and pulses as short as 30 fs. Several-μJ output energy is easily obtained.

PACS

42.65.Yj 42.79.Jq 42.65.Re 42.79.–e 42.65.Ky 42.79.Nv