Abstract

We present a broadband self-phase-stabilized near-IR source based on difference frequency generation (DFG) of a filament broadened supercontinuum followed by a two-stage optical parametric amplifier. We demonstrate pulses with energy up to 1.2mJ and duration down to 17fs. We theoretically study the process of DFG and investigate the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) dependence on the driving pulse parameters. We find that robust CEP stability is possible even with fluctuations in the phase and intensity of the DFG seed pulse. These characteristics make this parametric source suitable as a driver for high-order harmonic generation and isolated attosecond pulse production.

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C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, S. Gasilov, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, “Millijoule-level phase-stabilized few-optical-cycle infrared parametric source,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2957-2959 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Merdji, T. Auguste, W. Boutu, J.-P. Caumes, B. Carr, T. Pfeifer, A. Jullien, D. Neumark, and S. Leone, “Isolated attosecond pulses using a detuned second-harmonic field,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3134-3136 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (5)

2004 (2)

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Baum, S. Lochbrunner, and E. Riedle, “Zero-additional-phase SPIDER: full characterization of visible and sub-20-fs ultraviolet pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29, 210-212 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (3)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, C. Vozzi, M. Pascolini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, and G. Tondello, “Effects of carrier-envelope phase differences of few-optical-cycle light pulses in single-shot high-order-harmonic spectra,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 2139051 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 1339011 (2002).

2001 (2)

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature 414, 182-184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Kakehata, H. Takada, Y. Kobayashi, K. Torizuka, Y. Fujihara, T. Homma, and H. Takahashi, “Single-shot measurement of carrier-envelope phase changes by spectral interferometry,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1436-1438 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, “Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

P. B. Corkum, “Plasma perspectives on strong-field multiphoton ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994-1997 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A Vysloukh, V.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, 1992), p. 11.

Agostini, P.

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Saliéres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 013901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd. ed. (Academic Press, 2001).

Akhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, 1992), p. 11.

Altucci, C.

G. Sansone, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, L. Avaldi, R. Flammini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and M. Nisoli, “Isolated single-cycle attosecond pulses,” Science 314, 443-446 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Auguste, T.

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Saliéres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 013901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Merdji, T. Auguste, W. Boutu, J.-P. Caumes, B. Carr, T. Pfeifer, A. Jullien, D. Neumark, and S. Leone, “Isolated attosecond pulses using a detuned second-harmonic field,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3134-3136 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Avaldi, L.

G. Sansone, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, L. Avaldi, R. Flammini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and M. Nisoli, “Isolated single-cycle attosecond pulses,” Science 314, 443-446 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Balcou, Ph.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, “Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuska, A.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuška, A.

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuška, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, “Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1μm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 1339011 (2002).

Bammer, F.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baum, P.

Benedetti, E.

Blaga, C. I.

Boutu, W.

Calegari, F.

Carr, B.

Caumes, J.-P.

H. Merdji, T. Auguste, W. Boutu, J.-P. Caumes, B. Carr, T. Pfeifer, A. Jullien, D. Neumark, and S. Leone, “Isolated attosecond pulses using a detuned second-harmonic field,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3134-3136 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J.-P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, “Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating,” Nat. Phys. 2, 319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

Chang, Z.

Chirkin, A. S.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, 1992), p. 11.

Chirla, R.

Cirmi, G.

Colosimo, P.

Constant, E.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J.-P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, “Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating,” Nat. Phys. 2, 319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, “Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum, “Plasma perspectives on strong-field multiphoton ionization,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1994-1997 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cryan, J.

De Silvestri, S.

C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, S. Gasilov, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, “Millijoule-level phase-stabilized few-optical-cycle infrared parametric source,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2957-2959 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Sansone, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, L. Avaldi, R. Flammini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and M. Nisoli, “Isolated single-cycle attosecond pulses,” Science 314, 443-446 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Vozzi, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, “High-energy, few-optical-cycle pulses at 1.5μm with passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization,” Opt. Express 14, 10109-10116 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, “Generation of high energy self-phase stabilized pulses by difference frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, C. Vozzi, M. Pascolini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, and G. Tondello, “Effects of carrier-envelope phase differences of few-optical-cycle light pulses in single-shot high-order-harmonic spectra,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 2139051 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature 414, 182-184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dienes, A.

DiMauro, L. F.

Doumy, G.

Drescher, M.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eikema, K. S. E.

Elouga, L.

I. J. Sola, E. Mével, L. Elouga, E. Constant, V. Strelkov, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, E. Benedetti, J.-P. Caumes, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, G. Sansone, and M. Nisoli, “Controlling attosecond electron dynamics by phase-stabilized polarization gating,” Nat. Phys. 2, 319-322 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Flammini, R.

G. Sansone, E. Benedetti, F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, L. Avaldi, R. Flammini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, and M. Nisoli, “Isolated single-cycle attosecond pulses,” Science 314, 443-446 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuška, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, “Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1μm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the carrier-envelope phase of ultrashort light pulses with optical parametric amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 1339011 (2002).

Fujihara, Y.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gasilov, S.

Gohle, C.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goulielmakis, E.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grasbon, F.

G. G. Paulus, F. Grasbon, H. Walther, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, E. Priori, and S. De Silvestri, “Absolute-phase phenomena in photoionization with few-cycle laser pulses,” Nature 414, 182-184 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, X.

Hänsch, T. W.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hauri, C. P.

Heinzmann, U.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hentschel, M.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hogervorst, W.

Holzwarth, R.

A. Baltuška, T. Udem, M. Uiberacker, M. Hentschel, E. Goulielmakis, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, V. S. Yakovlev, A. Scrinzi, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Attosecond control of electronic processes by intense light field,” Nature 421, 611-615 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Homma, T.

Ishii, N.

Ivanov, M.

Ivanov, M. Yu.

M. Lewenstein, Ph. Balcou, M. Yu. Ivanov, A. L'Huillier, and P. B. Corkum, “Theory of high-harmonic generation by low-frequency laser fields,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 2117-2132 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jullien, A.

Kakehata, M.

Kandula, D. Z.

Kaplan, D.

Kienberger, R.

R. Kienberger, E. Goulielmakis, M. Uiberacker, A. Baltuska, V. Yakovlev, F. Bammer, A. Scrinzi, Th. Westerwalbesloh, U. Kleineberg, U. Heinzmann, M. Drescher, and F. Krausz, “Atomic transient recorder,” Nature 427, 817-821 (2004).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized near-IR pulses: Ti : Sa , Ti:sapphire laser system; BS, beam splitter; DFG, 400 μ m thick BBO crystal; POL, thin film polarizer; filter, neutral density filter for controlling intensity of the pump beam.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of the typical filament seed for DFG (logarithmic scale).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated (dashed curve) and measured (solid curve) DF spectra for different crystal orientations around the phase-matching angle θ PM on the crystal. (a) θ = θ PM 1 ° ; (b) θ = θ PM ; (c) θ = θ PM + 1 ° ; (d) θ = θ PM + 2 ° .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectra of the DF pulses after the first (dashed curve) and the second (solid curve) OPA stage; the two OPA stages are set in the type I phase-matching configuration. (b) Spectra of the DF pulses after the first (dashed curve) and the second (solid curve) OPA stage; the two OPA stages are set in the type II phase-matching configuration.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

ZAP SPIDER reconstructed temporal intensity profile corresponding to a pulse duration of 17.3 fs . The inset shows the relative amplified DF spectrum (solid curve) and the retrieved spectral phase (dashed curve).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Left panel: sequence of interferograms acquired with the f 2 f interferometer over 28 s . Right panel: reconstructed CEP fluctuations corresponding to a rms value of 0.22 rad .

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Dependence of DF pulse on the driver absolute phase and energy. (a),(b) DF energy and absolute phase fluctuation when the driver energy changes by 10%. (c) Absolute phase fluctuations of the DF pulse for all values of the driver CEP, assuming a driver energy of 300 μ J and a vanishing TOD.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

(a) Energy and time delay τ and (b) absolute phase of the signal pulse as a function of pump energy.

Equations (15)

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E ( z , t ) = 1 2 { A 1 ( z , t ) e j ( ω 1 t k 1 z ) + A 2 ( z , t ) e j ( ω 2 t k 2 z ) + A 3 ( z , t ) e j ( ω 3 t k 3 z ) + c.c. } .
1 2 { A 1 ( z , t ) e j ( ω 1 t k 1 z ) + c.c. } = E D ( z , t ) ,
1 2 { A 3 ( z , t ) e j ( ω 3 t k 3 z ) + c.c. } = E D ( z , t ) ,
2 E ( z , t ) z 2 μ 0 2 D ( z , t ) t 2 = μ 0 2 P NL ( z , t ) t 2
2 E ̃ z 2 + Ω 2 n ( Ω ) 2 c 0 2 E ̃ = μ 0 Ω 2 P ̃ NL ,
2 A ̃ 1 z 2 j 2 k 1 A ̃ 1 z + b 1 2 A ̃ 1 = 0 ,
2 A ̃ 2 z 2 j 2 k 2 A ̃ 2 z + b 2 2 A ̃ 2 = c e j Δ k z ,
2 A ̃ 3 z 2 j 2 k 3 A ̃ 3 z + b 3 2 A ̃ 3 = 0 .
b i 2 = k i 2 + k ̃ i 2 ,
k ̃ i = ( ω + ω i ) n i ( ω + ω i ) c 0 ,
c = ( ω + ω 2 c 0 ) 2 2 d eff F { A 3 A 1 * } .
A ̃ 1 ( z + Δ z , ω ) = A ̃ 1 ( z , ω ) e j ( k 1 k ̃ 1 ) Δ z ,
A ̃ 2 ( z + Δ z , ω ) [ A ̃ 2 ( z , ω ) + c γ ] e j ( k 2 k ̃ 2 ) Δ z c γ e j Δ k Δ z ,
A ̃ 3 ( z + Δ z , ω ) = A ̃ 3 ( z , ω ) e j ( k 3 k ̃ 3 ) Δ z ,
ϕ = ϕ C + ϕ E = ( ω 2 τ k 2 L ) + A 2 ( L , τ ) ,

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