Femtosecond second-harmonic pulse compression in aperiodically poled lithium niobate: A systematic comparison of experiment and theory

Pablo Loza-Alvarez, Majid Ebrahimzadeh, Wilson Sibbett, Derryck T. Reid, David Artigas, Mark Missey

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Abstract

We present detailed experimental results of simultaneous frequency doubling and pulse compression of chirped pulses from a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator using a second-harmonic crystal of aperiodically poled lithium niobate comprising eight different linearly chirped gratings. Our results are compared with a numerical model that incorporates the complex amplitude of the input pulse determined with frequency-resolved optical gating. We use the results of this model to analyze and discuss several aspects of the pulse-generation process. © 2001 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1217
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume18
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

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