Nonlinear optics is a branch of optics that deals with various kinds of optical nonlinearities with the goal of identifying new and efficient nonlinear materials. The materials of interest include laser-active media, semiconductors, photonic crystals, and others, which may have the potential to host extreme light-matter interactions induced by high-intensity or high-repetition-rate ultrashort light pulses in the single and multiple filamentation regimes.
Nonlinear optics is essential in the development of coherent broad-bandwidth light sources, pulse compression techniques, as well as generation of coherent broad-bandwidth radiation based on self-action effects of intense light pulses in wide aperture functional materials.
The product portfolio of LIGHT CONVERSION includes multiple laser sources such as PHAROS and CARBIDE femtosecond lasers, FLINT oscillators, and OPCPA systems widely used to investigate nonlinear phenomena.
- 100 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration
- 4 mJ maximum pulse energy
- 20 W maximum output power
- Single-shot – 1 MHz repetition rate
- Automated harmonic generators (up to 5th harmonic)
- 190 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration
- 2 mJ maximum pulse energy
- 80 W maximum output power
- Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
- Air-cooled version
- 11, 20, 40, or 76 MHz repetition rate
- < 50 fs pulse duration
- Up to 0.6 µJ pulse energy
- Up to 20 W output power
- Industrial-grade design
- < 6 fs transform-limited pulse duration
- Up to 1 MHz repetition rate
- Up to 320 W pump power
- Up to 8 mJ pump pulse energy
- CEP stabilization option
- Compact footprint
Long seed, short pump: converting Yb-doped laser radiation to multi-µJ few-cycle pulses tunable through 2.5–15 µm
R. Budriūnas, K. Jurkus, M. Vengris, and A. Varanavičius, Optics Express 8 (30), 13009 (2022).
All-optical polarization and amplitude modulation of second-harmonic generation in atomically thin semiconductors
S. Klimmer, O. Ghaebi, Z. Gan, A. George, A. Turchanin, G. Cerullo, and G. Soavi, (2021).
High repetition rate green-pumped supercontinuum generation in calcium fluoride
V. Marčiulionytė, V. Jukna, G. Tamošauskas, and A. Dubietis, Scientific Reports 1 (11) (2021).
Influence of the piezoelectric ringing on the polarisation contrast of the KRTP Pockels cell in the modulation frequency range up to 10 MHz
D. Samsonas, D. Petrulionis, D. Grigaitis, and M. Vengris, in Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VII, A. L. Glebov, and P. O. Leisher, eds. (SPIE, 2021).
Intense few-cycle visible pulses directly generated via nonlinear fibre mode mixing
R. Piccoli, J. M. Brown, Y. G. Jeong, A. Rovere, L. Zanotto, M. B. Gaarde, F. Légaré, A. Couairon, J. C. Travers, R. Morandotti et al., Nature Photonics (2021).
Observation of Ultrafast Self-Action Effects in Quasi-BIC Resonant Metasurfaces
I. S. Sinev, K. Koshelev, Z. Liu, A. Rudenko, K. Ladutenko, A. Shcherbakov, Z. Sadrieva, M. Baranov, T. Itina, J. Liu et al., Nano Letters 20 (21), 8848-8855 (2021).
Solitary beam propagation in periodic layered Kerr media enables high-efficiency pulse compression and mode self-cleaning
S. Zhang, Z. Fu, B. Zhu, G. Fan, Y. Chen, S. Wang, Y. Liu, A. Baltuska, C. Jin, C. Tian et al., Light: Science & Applications 1 (10) (2021).
The Impact of Ion Migration on the Electro-Optic Effect in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites
M. Sun, R. Sabatini, P. Wang, A. M. Najarian, K. Bertens, A. Johnston, S. Hoogland, and E. H. Sargent, Advanced Functional Materials, 2107939 (2021).
Broadband Mid-Infrared Source Tunable through 3-11pm Based on Yb-doped Laser and Dual OPA Setup
R. Budriunas, K. Jurkus, and A. Varanavicius, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (OSA, 2020).
Cascaded nonlinearities in high-power femtosecond optical parametric oscillator
I. Stasevičius, G. Martynaitis, and M. Vengris, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 3 (37), 721 (2020).