Konstantin Moutzouris

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The performance of a confocal microscopy setup based on a single femtosecond fiber system is explored over a broad range of pump wavelengths for both linear and nonlinear imaging techniques. First, the benefits of a laser source in linear fluorescence excitation that is continuously tunable over most of the visible spectrum are demonstrated. The influences(More)
Mutations in the human spastin gene (SPG4) cause the most prevalent form of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. We address the question of intracellular localisation of spastin. Using polyclonal antibodies against N-terminal spastin(More)
We report single-pass difference-frequency generation of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses tunable in the 3.2-4.8 microm range from a two-branch mode-locked erbium-doped fiber source. Average power levels of up to 1.1 mW at a repetition rate of 82 MHz are obtained in the mid infrared. This is achieved via nonlinear mixing of 170 mW, 65 fs pump pulses at a(More)
We report on a single-pass device that efficiently converts the broadband near-infrared output from a femtosecond fiber laser into a narrow spectrum in the visible. With fan-out poled MgO:LiNbO3 we obtain sub-picosecond, continuously tunable pulses in the 520-700 nm range. Conversion efficiencies as high as 30% are observed at typical pump power levels of(More)
We demonstrate the generation of femtosecond pulses in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (SPOPO) at the harmonics of pump repetition rate using a SPOPO cavity longer than the fundamental synchronous length. The SPOPO is based on a 1 mm crystal of periodically poled LiNbO(3) and pumped by a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser at 76(More)
We report the observation of second-harmonic generation by type I quasi phase matching in a GaAs-AlAs superlattice waveguide. Quasi phase matching was achieved through modulation of the nonlinear coefficient chi((2))(zxy), which we realized by periodically tuning the superlattice bandgap. Second-harmonic generation was demonstrated for fundamental(More)
We report efficient second-harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses in birefringently phase-matched GaAs/Al(2)O(3) waveguides pumped at 2.01mum. By use of pump pulses of ~200-fs duration and type I interaction, practical second-harmonic average powers of up to ~650muW were obtained, with an average input power of ~50muW. Waveguides of four different widths(More)
—In this letter, we report a novel device capable of generating ultrashort electrical pulses on a coplanar waveguide (CPW) by means of optical rectification. The device consists of a completely passive GaAs-based optical waveguide, which is velocity matched to a CPW line. Optical pulses are injected into the device and electrical pulses are collected at the(More)
We report type I second-harmonic generation by use of first-order quasi-phase matching in a GaAs/AlAs symmetric superlattice structure with femtosecond fundamental pulses at 1.55 microm. Periodic spatial modulation of the bulklike second-order susceptibility chi(zxy)(2) was achieved with quantum-well intermixing for which the group III vacancies were(More)
In this paper, we review various nonlinear wavelength conversion experiments based upon a femtosecond erbium-fiber source operating at the telecommunication wavelength of 1.55 mum. By use of harmonic and sum frequency generation a nearly continuous ultra-wide band coverage from the ultraviolet through the entire visible to the near-infrared is achieved. The(More)
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