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Generation of high-energy narrowband 2.05 μm pulses for seeding a Ho:YLF laser

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate efficient generation of high-energy (82 μJ) narrowband 2.05 μm pulses pumped with 1 mJ broadband Ti:sapphire laser pulses, utilizing dual-chirped optical parametric amplification (DC-OPA) in a BBO crystal. The narrowband 2.05 μm pulses will be primarily used for seeding an Ho:YLF laser, which solves the synchronization issue when Ti:sapphire and Ho:YLF lasers are needed for developing midinfrared lasers. The narrowband 2.05 μm pulse from the unique DC-OPA design can seed the Ho:YLF laser much more efficiently than the broadband 2.05 μm pulse from traditional OPA technology.

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DOI:10.1364/prj.6.000001

基金项目:Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)10.13039/100000181 (FA9550-15-1-0037, FA9550-16-1-0013); Army Research Office (ARO)10.13039/100000183 (W911NF-14-1-0383, W911NF-15-1-0336); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)10.13039/100000185 (W31P4Q1310017); National Science Foundation (NSF)10.13039/100000001 (1506345).

收稿日期:2017-09-22

录用日期:2017-10-31

网络出版日期:2017-10-31

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Yanchun Yin:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Xiaoming Ren:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Yang Wang:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Fengjiang Zhuang:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Jie Li:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Zenghu Chang:Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology, CREOL and Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA

联系人作者:Zenghu Chang(zenghu.chang@ucf.edu)

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引用该论文

Yanchun Yin, Xiaoming Ren, Yang Wang, Fengjiang Zhuang, Jie Li, and Zenghu Chang, "Generation of high-energy narrowband 2.05 μm pulses for seeding a Ho:YLF laser," Photonics Research 6(1), 1 (2018)

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