Abstract

The amplified optical parametric fluorescence from an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) was controlled by injecting a residual fundamental pulse from a seeded Q-switched Nd:YAG pumping laser as a quenching beam. The output pulse from the OPCPA was used as a seed pulse for a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplifier system to generate over 10 TW peak power with a high contrast ratio.

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2002

2000

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, "Tunable visible and near-infrared pulse generation in a 5 fs regime," Appl. Phys. B 70, S239-S246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

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P. Tourinous, "Acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter for adaptive compensation dispersive filter for adaptive compensation of group delay time dispersion in laser systems," Opt. Commun. 140, 245-249 (1997).
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1992

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

Arisholm, G.

Bagnoud, V.

Baltuska, A.

Barty, C. P.

Begishev, I. A.

Biegert, J.

Bonner, R. A.

Butkus, R.

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.

Danielins, R.

Dubietis, A.

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

Ebbers, C. A.

Faure, J.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fuji, T.

Fujita, H.

Guardalben, M. J.

Hauri, C. P.

Ishii, E.

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Izawa, Y.

Jonusaukas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusaukas, 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.

Keller, U.

Kitagawa, Y.

Kobayashi, T.

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, "Tunable visible and near-infrared pulse generation in a 5 fs regime," Appl. Phys. B 70, S239-S246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kodama, R.

Krausz, F.

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.

Li, R.

Lin, L.

Lu, H.

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]

Morse, E. C.

Mourou, G.

T. Tajima and G. Mourou, "Zettawatt-exawatt lasers and their applications in ultrastrong-field physics," Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 5, 031301 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nantel, M.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pennington, D. M.

Piskarskas, A.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielins, and A. Piskarskas, "Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses," Opt. Lett. 30, 567-569 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Puth, J.

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]

Sakane, I.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Schlup, P.

Shirakawa, A.

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, "Tunable visible and near-infrared pulse generation in a 5 fs regime," Appl. Phys. B 70, S239-S246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

Tajima, T.

T. Tajima and G. Mourou, "Zettawatt-exawatt lasers and their applications in ultrastrong-field physics," Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 5, 031301 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Takasaka, M.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tang, B.

Tourinous, P.

P. Tourinous, "Acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter for adaptive compensation dispersive filter for adaptive compensation of group delay time dispersion in laser systems," Opt. Commun. 140, 245-249 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Towrie, M.

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]

Turi, L.

Veitas, G.

Watanabe, S.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Waxer, L. J.

Xu, Z.

Yakovlev, V. S.

Yamanaka, T.

Yang, X.

Yin, D.

Yoshida, H.

Zhang, W.

Zhang, Z.

Zuegel, J. D.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

T. Kobayashi and A. Shirakawa, "Tunable visible and near-infrared pulse generation in a 5 fs regime," Appl. Phys. B 70, S239-S246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-front-matched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

J. Itatani, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourou, and S. Watanabe, "Suppression of the amplified spontaneous emission in chirped-pulse-amplification lasers by clean high-energy seed-pulse injection," Opt. Commun. 148, 70-74 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Tourinous, "Acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter for adaptive compensation dispersive filter for adaptive compensation of group delay time dispersion in laser systems," Opt. Commun. 140, 245-249 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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

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]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams

T. Tajima and G. Mourou, "Zettawatt-exawatt lasers and their applications in ultrastrong-field physics," Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 5, 031301 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

A.E.Siegman, ed., Lasers (University Science, 1986), pp. 1129-1170.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the OPCPA/Ti:sapphire preamplifier in the hybrid system. (b) Detailed geometry of the first OPA stage.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal profiles of the amplified pulse at the OPCPA preamplifier stage with (thin solid curve) and without (thick dotted curve) a seed pulse. The thick solid curve represents the temporal profile of a seed pulse amplified with quenching. Each curve was magnified for comparison.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output energy after the final Ti:sapphire amplifier in the hybrid system as a function of the quenching beam energy. Squares are with a seed, and triangles are without.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation trace of the AMP after the pulse compressor. The pulse width is estimated to be 35 fs FWHM.

Equations (4)

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I AOPF = h v G 0 σ τ .
τ = 1 Δ v ,
σ = 4 ( F λ ) 2 π .
I AOPF π 4 F 2 h v Δ v λ 2 G 0 .

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