Applied Physics B

, Volume 70, Supplement 1, pp S247–S252

KTiOPO4, KTiOAsO4, and KNbO3 crystals for mid-infrared femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers: analysis and comparison

  • S. Cussat-Blanc
  • A. Ivanov
  • D. Lupinski
  • E. Freysz

DOI: 10.1007/s003400000313

Cite this article as:
Cussat-Blanc, S., Ivanov, A., Lupinski, D. et al. Appl Phys B (2000) 70: S247. doi:10.1007/s003400000313

Abstract.

We have designed a simple mid-IR femtosecond OPA seeded by a white-light continuum and delivering very stable, largely tunable and energetic output pulses. This OPA requires fewer than 200 μJ of 120-fs Ti:sapphire pump pulses as energy. This system allowed us to experimentally compare the performances of potassium crystals (KTP, KTA, and KNbO3) for the generation of up to 100-fs Fourier-transform-limited pulses tunable in 1–4.6 μm mid-IR wavelengths.

PACS: 42.65.Yj; 45.65.Re; 42.70.Mp

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Cussat-Blanc
    • 1
  • A. Ivanov
    • 1
  • D. Lupinski
    • 2
  • E. Freysz
    • 1
  1. 1.CPMOH – Université Bordeaux I, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France (Fax: +33-05/5684-6970, E-mail: scussat@cribx1.u-bordeaux.fr)FR
  2. 2.Cristal Laser, 12 allée Jean-Rostand, BP.44, 54230 Chaligny, FranceFR