Abstract

Chirped-pulse amplification system based on chirp reversal in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The operation of this system can be described as negative stretching—temporal chirp reversal—energy amplification—negative compression, in which the pulse is stretched and compressed with the same gratings. Stand-alone stretcher adopting lenses or concave mirrors with large aperture can be omitted. Simulations showed that this work mode can also increase the cut-off band-pass of the whole system and increase the output energy by 15–17%. In addition, the stability of a tiled-grating compressor can be improved with this work mode.

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[CrossRef]

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Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
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Chambaret, J. P.

Cheriaux, G.

Danelyus, R.

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, and A. Yankauskas, “Chirp reversal of picosecond light pulses in parametric amplification in quadratically nonlinear media,” JETP Lett. 42, 122–124 (1985).

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Deng, W.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Deng, Y.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Fan, D.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

Guo, Y.

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Hein, J.

Hornung, M.

Hu, Y.

Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
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Huang, X.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Huang, Z.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, D.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Jing, F.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

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Katin, E. V.

I. V. Yakovlev, G. I. Freidman, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, and M. A. Martyanov, “Stretcher-compressor design for OPCPA system with chirp reversal,” Proc. SPIE 6614, 661403 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kessler, A.

Khazanov, E. A.

I. V. Yakovlev, G. I. Freidman, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, and M. A. Martyanov, “Stretcher-compressor design for OPCPA system with chirp reversal,” Proc. SPIE 6614, 661403 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kirsanov, A. V.

I. V. Yakovlev, G. I. Freidman, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, and M. A. Martyanov, “Stretcher-compressor design for OPCPA system with chirp reversal,” Proc. SPIE 6614, 661403 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lai, M.

Lai, S. T.

Li, L.

Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, D.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Liu, L.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Luo, B.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

Martyanov, M. A.

I. V. Yakovlev, G. I. Freidman, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, and M. A. Martyanov, “Stretcher-compressor design for OPCPA system with chirp reversal,” Proc. SPIE 6614, 661403 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, and A. Yankauskas, “Chirp reversal of picosecond light pulses in parametric amplification in quadratically nonlinear media,” JETP Lett. 42, 122–124 (1985).

Ross, I. N.

Rousseau, P.

Salin, F.

Sauerbrey, R.

Schnepp, M.

Siebold, M.

Sirutkaitis, V.

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, and A. Yankauskas, “Chirp reversal of picosecond light pulses in parametric amplification in quadratically nonlinear media,” JETP Lett. 42, 122–124 (1985).

Stabinis, A.

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, and A. Yankauskas, “Chirp reversal of picosecond light pulses in parametric amplification in quadratically nonlinear media,” JETP Lett. 42, 122–124 (1985).

Su, J.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

Swinger, C.

Trentelman, M.

Walker, B.

Wang, F.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Wang, W.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Wei, X.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Xie, X.

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Xu, B.

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Yakovlev, I. V.

I. V. Yakovlev, G. I. Freidman, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, and M. A. Martyanov, “Stretcher-compressor design for OPCPA system with chirp reversal,” Proc. SPIE 6614, 661403 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yankauskas, A.

R. Danelyus, A. Piskarskas, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Stabinis, and A. Yankauskas, “Chirp reversal of picosecond light pulses in parametric amplification in quadratically nonlinear media,” JETP Lett. 42, 122–124 (1985).

Zeng, L.

Y. Hu and L. Zeng, “Grating mosaic based on image processing of far-field diffraction intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Appl. Opt. 46, 7018–7025 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Hu, L. Zeng, and L. Li, “Method to mosaic gratings that relies on analysis of far-field intensity patterns in two wavelengths,” Opt. Commun. 269, 285–290 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, X.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Zhang, X.

J. Su, L. Liu, B. Luo, W. Wang, F. Jing, X. Wei, and X. Zhang, “Amplifying modeling for broad bandwidth pulse in Nd:glass based on hybrid-broaden mechanism,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 112, 032015 (2008), http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/112/3/032015 .
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, K.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Zhu, Q.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
[CrossRef]

Q. Zhu, X. Huang, X. Wang, X. Zeng, X. Xie, F. Wang, D. Lin, X. Wang, K. Zhou, D. Jiang, W. Deng, Y. Zuo, Y. Zhang, Y. Deng, X. Wei, X. Zhang, and D. Fan, “Progress on developing a PW ultrashort laser facility with ns, ps, and fs outputting pulses,” Proc. SPIE 6823, 682306 (2007).
[CrossRef]

X. Wang, Q. Zhu, D. Lin, X. Huang, X. Zeng, K. Zhou, F. Wang, D. Jiang, B. Xu, L. Liu, X. Xie, X. Wang, and Y. Guo, “Design and experiment of 8-pass laser pulse stretcher,” Chin J. Lasers 33, 895–898 (2006) (in Chinese).

Zuo, Y.

X. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Wei, X. Zeng, Y. Zuo, K. Zhou, Z. Huang, and Q. Zhu, “Influence of spectrum transmissivity of grating-pair in stretcher and compressor on output pulse temporal properties,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 22, 1771–1774 (2010) (in Chinese).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of CPA system in CRAC mode.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Incident spectrum distribution and transmissivity of the stretcher and compressor.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Simulation on the output of CPA system in two modes.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Simulation results of the pulse SNR of the CPA system in two modes. (a) In normal SAC mode; and (b) in CRAC mode.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental setup of pulse compression with CPA system in CRAC mode. G1 and G2 are gratings. M1M11 are high-reflective mirrors. DM is a dichroic mirror. M1/M2 and M11/M4 do not overlap in y-direction.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Experimental results of pulse compression with CPA system in CRAC mode. (a) Temporal pulse shape of original pulse; (b) temporal pulse shape of the stretched pulse; (c) negative chirp of the stretched pulse; (d) positive chirp of the pulse after chirp reversal; and (e) temporal pulse shape of the final output pulse. (a), (b) and (e) are measured with fast photodiode and oscilloscope; and (c) and (d) are obtained with streak camera.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Pulse stretching and compressing configuration for CPA system with TGCs in CRAC mode. A1-A2 (B1-B2 similarly) is a tiled grating pair substituting a single large grating. Only the principal rays hitting the center of A1 and A2 respectively in the centered wavelength are drawn.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Far-field intensity distribution of the laser pulse from TGC in different conditions. (a) Ideal without tiling error; (b) in CRAC mode with piston error of π/4 between B1 and B2 (tiled grating pair in the compressor receiving dispersed beam) for the centered wavelength; (c) in CRAC mode and near-field spatial reversal with piston error of π/4 between B1 and B2 for the centered wavelength; (d) cross-sectional intensity curve of the far-field pattern in (a), (b), and (c).

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