Abstract

A gain amplifier for degenerated optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) with lithium triborate and cesium lithium borate (CLBO) crystals was demonstrated in a near-collinear configuration. The signal gain of the final energy amplifier with CLBO was 6. After compression, the 123  fs pulse duration was obtained. Compared with potassium dihydrogen phosphate, it is confirmed that CLBO is more effective as a nonlinear crystal in a final power amplifier for terawatt or petawatt OPCPA systems. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of OPCPA with CLBO.

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2003 (2)

2002 (2)

2001 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. D. Perry, D. Pennington, B. C. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, A. Britten, C. Brown, S. Herman, B. Golick, M. Kartz, J. Miller, H. T. Powell, M. Veringo, and V. Yanovsky, "Petawatt laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 24, 160-162 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Akahane, Y.

Andreev, N. F.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Aoyama, M.

Bespalov, V. I.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bhar, G. C.

G. C. Bhar, P. Kumbhakar, U. Chatterjee, A. M. Rudra, and A. Nagahori, "Widely tunable deep ultraviolet generation in CLBO," Opt. Commun 176, 199-205 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bonner, R. A.

Bredikhin, V. I.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Britten, A.

Brown, C.

Brown, D.

Chambaret, J. P.

Chatterjee, U.

G. C. Bhar, P. Kumbhakar, U. Chatterjee, A. M. Rudra, and A. Nagahori, "Widely tunable deep ultraviolet generation in CLBO," Opt. Commun 176, 199-205 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cheriaux, G.

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Comaskey, B. J.

Dimauro, L. F.

Dubietis, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dvorkin, K. L.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ebbers, C. A.

FreÏdman, G. I.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, H.

Fujita, M.

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, H. Yoshida, R. Kodama, M. Yamanaka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Gain and spectral characteristics of broadband optical parametric amplification," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3188-3190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Garanin, S. G.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ginzburg, V. N.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Golick, B.

Herman, S.

Inoue, N.

Ishii, E.

Izawa, Y.

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in beta-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28, 257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, H. Yoshida, R. Kodama, M. Yamanaka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Gain and spectral characteristics of broadband optical parametric amplification," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3188-3190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jin, S.

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, "Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear optical-parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 73, 219-222 (2001).

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jovanovic, I.

Kamimura, T.

M. Yoshimura, T. Kamimura, K. Murase, Y. Mori, H. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, "Bulk laser damage in CsLiB6O10 crystal and its dependence on crystal structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L129-L131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kartz, M.

Katin, E. V.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kiriyama, H.

Kitagawa, Y.

Kodama, R.

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in beta-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28, 257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. K. Zhang, M. Fujita, H. Yoshida, R. Kodama, M. Yamanaka, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, "Gain and spectral characteristics of broadband optical parametric amplification," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 3188-3190 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Korytin, A. I.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kumbhakar, P.

G. C. Bhar, P. Kumbhakar, U. Chatterjee, A. M. Rudra, and A. Nagahori, "Widely tunable deep ultraviolet generation in CLBO," Opt. Commun 176, 199-205 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kuroda, I.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leng, Y.

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, and B. Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137 (2002).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, "Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear optical-parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 73, 219-222 (2001).

Li, R.

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, and B. Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137 (2002).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, "Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear optical-parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 73, 219-222 (2001).

Lin, L.

Lozhkarev, V. V.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lu, H.

Ma, J.

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Miller, J.

Mori, Y.

M. Yoshimura, T. Kamimura, K. Murase, Y. Mori, H. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, "Bulk laser damage in CsLiB6O10 crystal and its dependence on crystal structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L129-L131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Morse, E. C.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Murase, K.

M. Yoshimura, T. Kamimura, K. Murase, Y. Mori, H. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, "Bulk laser damage in CsLiB6O10 crystal and its dependence on crystal structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L129-L131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nagahori, A.

G. C. Bhar, P. Kumbhakar, U. Chatterjee, A. M. Rudra, and A. Nagahori, "Widely tunable deep ultraviolet generation in CLBO," Opt. Commun 176, 199-205 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nakai, S.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakajima, S.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

M. Yoshimura, T. Kamimura, K. Murase, Y. Mori, H. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, "Bulk laser damage in CsLiB6O10 crystal and its dependence on crystal structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L129-L131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Palashov, O. V.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Peng, J.

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, "Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear optical-parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B 73, 219-222 (2001).

Pennington, D.

Pennington, D. M.

Perry, M. D.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, "Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal," Opt. Commun. 88, 437-440 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Powell, H. T.

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rousseau, P.

Rudra, A. M.

G. C. Bhar, P. Kumbhakar, U. Chatterjee, A. M. Rudra, and A. Nagahori, "Widely tunable deep ultraviolet generation in CLBO," Opt. Commun 176, 199-205 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rukavishnikov, N. N.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

Sasaki, T.

M. Yoshimura, T. Kamimura, K. Murase, Y. Mori, H. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, and T. Sasaki, "Bulk laser damage in CsLiB6O10 crystal and its dependence on crystal structure," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L129-L131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, "New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 1818-1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sergeev, A. M.

N. F. Andreev, V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Bredikhin, S. G. Garanin, V. N. Ginzburg, K. L. Dvorkin, E. V. Katin, A. I. Korytin, V. V. Lozhkarev, O. V. Palashov, N. N. Rukavishnikov, A. M. Sergeev, S. A. Sukharev, G. I. FreÏdman, E. A. Khazanov, and I. V. Yakovlev, "New scheme of a petawatt laser based on nondegenerate parametric amplification of chirped pulses in DKDP crystals," JETP Lett. 79, 144-147 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, "Compression of amplified chirped optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 56, 219-221 (1985).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dependences of the intensity gain on the signal wavelength for CLBO and KDP in degenerated collinear geometry calculated with a pump wavelength of 532 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the OPCPA experiment setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the input signal pulse (bandwidth ∼13 nm), spectrum of the signal pulse after optical parametric amplification with LBO with a gain of ∼8 × 106 and spectrum of the signal pulse after optical parametric amplification with both LBO and CLBO with a gain of ∼4.8 × 107.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation trace of the compressed amplified signal pulse. The pulse duration is ∼123 fs.

Equations (5)

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G = 1 + ( ξ L ) 2 ( sinh B / B ) 2 ,
ξ = 4 π d e f f I p / 2 ε 0 n p n s n i c λ s λ i ,
B = ( ξ L ) 2 ( Δ k L / 2 ) 2 ,
d e f f = d 36 sin ( θ ) .
Δ k ( λ s ) = | Δ k ( λ s ) | = 2 π [ n i ( λ s ) λ i ( λ s ) n i 0 ( λ s 0 ) λ i 0 ( λ s 0 ) ] ,

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