Near infrared ultrashort pulse generation with LiNbO3 by difference frequency generation

Kenji Kurokawa, Masataka Nakazawa, Thomas A. Caughey

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Frequency down-conversion in a LiNbO3 crystal is described in a subpicosecond pulse regime. Tunable 1.4-1.6 μm ultrashort pulses have been generated by mixing a 1.064 μm Nd:YAG laser pulse and a visible subpicosecond pulse from a cavity dumped, synchronously pumped dye laser. Infrared ultrashort pulses with an average power of 30 μW have been obtained at a repetition rate of 3.8 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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