Tunable Picosecond Infrared Laser System Based on Parametric Amplification in KTP with a Ti:Sapphire AmplifierOptics Letters
AbstractA picosecond laser system that will generate high-power tunable IR pulses with bandwidths suitable for spectroscopic applications is discussed. The system is based on white-light continuum generation in ethylene glycol and optical parametric amplification in potassium titanyl phosphate. The nonlinear-optical processes are driven by a regeneratively amplified Ti:sapphire laser that produces 1.7-ps pulses at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. Energies as high as 40 and 12 µJ have been achieved over the signal (1.02–1.16-µm) and idler (2.6–3.7-µm) tuning ranges, respectively. The IR beam temporal and spatial characteristics are also presented.
Copyright1995 Optical Society of America.
Citation InformationD. E. Gragson, D. S. Alavi and G. L. Richmond. "Tunable Picosecond Infrared Laser System Based on Parametric Amplification in KTP with a Ti:Sapphire Amplifier" Optics Letters Vol. 20 Iss. 19 (1995) p. 1991 - 1993
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