Femtosecond Pulses in the Medium Infrared by Down-Conversion of a Traveling Wave Dye Laser

  • T. Elsaesser
  • M. C. Nuss
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 53)


Parametric frequency conversion in nonlinear crystals represents a widely applied technique to generate ultrashort pulses in the wavelength range between 1 and 10 µm [1]. Subpicosecond infrared pulses have been obtained by difference frequency mixing of amplified pulses from femtosecond dye lasers with part of a white light continuum [2]. In this paper, we present a novel parametric device to produce femtosecond pulses around 5 µm with a repetition rate of 8 kHz and a higher efficiency and stability than previously reported.


Femtosecond Pulse Nonlinear Crystal Copper Vapor Laser White Light Continuum Wave Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Elsaesser
    • 1
  • M. C. Nuss
    • 1
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA

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