Abstract

A compact and robust, dual-crystal cross polarized wave generation setup combined with a hollow waveguide filter is implemented to deliver few-cycle, high-contrast laser pulses sourced from a commercial multipass Ti:Sa amplifier. The initial 25-fs pulses with a temporal contrast of 108 are shortened to 10 fs with an improved contrast of at least 1010. The single nonlinear stage for spectral broadening and contrast enhancement of a commercial amplifier serves as an ideal injector for petawatt-class laser systems.

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C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2009

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

2008

2007

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. Jullien, S. Kourtev, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient temporal cleaner for femtosecond pulses based on cross-polarized wave generation in a dual crystal scheme,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 409–414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2004

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked, few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1997

1992

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]

Abel, M. J.

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ahmad, I.

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Albert, O.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, “Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in crystals with holographic cut orientation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, J.-P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, S. Kourtev, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient temporal cleaner for femtosecond pulses based on cross-polarized wave generation in a dual crystal scheme,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 409–414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, F. Augé-Rochereau, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10-10 temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Antonucci, L.

Apolonski, A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Augé-Rochereau, F.

Biegert, J.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked, few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Blake, S. P.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Blanc, C. L.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Borot, A.

Buck, A.

Burgy, F.

Canova, L.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, “Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in crystals with holographic cut orientation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J.-P.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, F. Augé-Rochereau, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10-10 temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chekhlov, O.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chekhlov, O. V.

Chen, X.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, “Efficient cross polarized wave generation for compact, energy-scalable, ultrashort laser sources,” Opt. Express 19, 93–98 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cheriaux, G.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chériaux, G.

Chin, S.

Clarke, R. J.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J. L.

Couairon, A.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked, few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dabu, R.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

Dombi, P.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Druon, 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]

Dunne, A. M.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ertel, K.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Etchepare, J.

A. Jullien, S. Kourtev, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient temporal cleaner for femtosecond pulses based on cross-polarized wave generation in a dual crystal scheme,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 409–414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, F. Augé-Rochereau, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10-10 temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ferencz, K.

Fülöp, J. A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Galimberti, M.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gallmann, L.

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
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C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked, few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nagel, P. M.

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Neely, D.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Neumark, D. M.

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
[CrossRef]

New, G. H. C.

Nickles, P.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

Norreys, P. A.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Osterhoff, J.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Osvay, K.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Papadopoulos, D.

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Pellegrina, A.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, “Efficient cross polarized wave generation for compact, energy-scalable, ultrashort laser sources,” Opt. Express 19, 93–98 (2011).
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A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pervak, V.

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Pfeifer, T.

L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
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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).
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Popp, A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Qian, L.

J. Ma, P. Yuan, Y. Wang, H. Zhu, and L. Qian, “Numerical study on pulse contrast enhancement in a short-pulse-pumped optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 285, 4531–4536 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ramirez, L. P.

Ricci, A.

L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, P. Georges, F. Druon, P. Monot, A. Ricci, A. Jullien, X. Chen, J. P. Rousseau, and R. Lopez-Martens, “Efficient cross polarized wave generation for compact, energy-scalable, ultrashort laser sources,” Opt. Express 19, 93–98 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 769–774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ross, I.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ross, I. N.

Rousseau, J. P.

Rousseau, J.-P.

Rus, B.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Saltiel, S. M.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, “Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in crystals with holographic cut orientation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, J.-P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, S. Kourtev, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient temporal cleaner for femtosecond pulses based on cross-polarized wave generation in a dual crystal scheme,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 409–414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, O. Albert, F. Burgy, G. Hamoniaux, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, F. Augé-Rochereau, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “10-10 temporal contrast for femtosecond ultraintense lasers by cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 30, 920–922 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sandner, W.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Sartania, S.

Schmid, K.

Sears, C.

Siebold, M.

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Spielmann, C.

Svelto, O.

Szabó, G.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Szipöcs, R.

Tang, Y.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
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Y. Tang, I. N. Ross, C. Hernandez-Gomez, G. H. C. New, I. Musgrave, O. V. Chekhlov, P. Matousek, and J. L. Collier, “Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification source suitable for seeding high-energy systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2386–2388 (2008).
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Trushin, S. A.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tsakiris, G. D.

Ursescu, D.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Varjú, K.

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Veisz, L.

J. M. Mikhailova, A. Buck, A. Borot, K. Schmid, C. Sears, G. D. Tsakiris, F. Krausz, and L. Veisz, “Ultra-high-contrast few-cycle pulses for multipetawatt-class laser technology,” Opt. Lett. 36, 3145–3147 (2011).
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Wandt, C.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T.-J.

I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Wang, Y.

J. Ma, P. Yuan, Y. Wang, H. Zhu, and L. Qian, “Numerical study on pulse contrast enhancement in a short-pulse-pumped optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 285, 4531–4536 (2012).
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Weingartner, R.

Zs. Major, S. A. Trushin, I. Ahmad, M. Siebold, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, T.-J. Wang, J. A. Fülöp, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, A. Popp, J. Osterhoff, R. Hörlein, J. Hein, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Basic concepts and current status of the petawatt field synthesizer—a new approach to ultrahigh field generation,” Rev. Laser Eng. 37, 431–436 (2009).

Winstone, T. B.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
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Wyborn, B. E.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
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Yuan, P.

J. Ma, P. Yuan, Y. Wang, H. Zhu, and L. Qian, “Numerical study on pulse contrast enhancement in a short-pulse-pumped optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 285, 4531–4536 (2012).
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Zaouter, Y.

Zhu, H.

J. Ma, P. Yuan, Y. Wang, H. Zhu, and L. Qian, “Numerical study on pulse contrast enhancement in a short-pulse-pumped optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 285, 4531–4536 (2012).
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Appl. Phys. B

A. Jullien, X. Chen, A. Ricci, J.-P. Rousseau, R. Lopez-Martens, L. P. Ramirez, D. Papadopoulos, A. Pellegrina, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “High-fidelity front-end for high-power, high temporal quality few-cycle lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 769–774 (2011).
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I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Zs. Major, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, V. Pervak, A. Popp, T.-J. Wang, M. Siebold, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Front end light source for short-pulse pumped OPCPA System,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 529–536 (2009).
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C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked, few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 673–677 (2004).
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L. Gallmann, T. Pfeifer, P. M. Nagel, M. J. Abel, D. M. Neumark, and S. R. Leone, “Comparison of the filamentation and hollow-core fiber characteristics for pulse compression into the few-cycle regime,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 561–566 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Jullien, S. Kourtev, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, J. Etchepare, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient temporal cleaner for femtosecond pulses based on cross-polarized wave generation in a dual crystal scheme,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 409–414 (2006).
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Appl. Phys. Lett.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, “Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in crystals with holographic cut orientation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
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J. Phys. Conf. Ser.

C. Hernandez-Gomez, S. P. Blake, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, A. M. Dunne, M. Galimberti, S. Hancock, R. Heathcote, P. Holligan, A. Lyachev, P. Matousek, I. O. Musgrave, D. Neely, P. A. Norreys, I. Ross, Y. Tang, T. B. Winstone, B. E. Wyborn, and J. Collier, “The Vulcan 10 PW project,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032006 (2010).
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Opt. Commun.

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).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Y. Zaouter, L. P. Ramirez, D. N. Papadopoulos, C. Hönninger, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Mottay, and P. Georges, “Temporal cleaning of a high-energy fiber-based ultrafast laser using cross-polarized wave generation,” Opt. Lett. 36, 1830–1832 (2011).
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A. Jullien, J.-P. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Chériaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, and S. M. Saltiel, “Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2353–2355 (2008).
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Proc. SPIE

J.-P. Chambaret, O. Chekhlov, G. Cheriaux, J. Collier, R. Dabu, P. Dombi, A. M. Dunne, K. Ertel, P. Georges, J. Hebling, J. Hein, C. Hernandez-Gomez, C. Hooker, S. Karsch, G. Korn, F. Krausz, C. L. Blanc, Z. Major, F. Mathieu, T. Metzger, G. Mourou, P. Nickles, K. Osvay, B. Rus, W. Sandner, G. Szabó, D. Ursescu, and K. Varjú, “Extreme light infrastructure: laser architecture and major challenges,” Proc. SPIE 7721, 77211D (2010).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Single-crystal XPW setup for spectral broadening. The vacuum chamber is sealed with two fused silica windows. XPW generation occurs within the 2.5-mm BaF 2 crystal as indicated by the dot and arrow symbols for polarization.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Temporal pulse shortening of the fundamental laser pulse (blue) and XPW pulse (green) with increasing input intensities in a 2.5-mm BaF 2 crystal. (b) Corresponding spectral broadening of the XPW spectra at input intensities of 0.5, 1.15, and 1.5 × 10 12 W / cm 2 in comparison with the input laser spectrum having a FWHM of 60 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Dual-crystal XPW setup for spectral broadening. After the first crystal, an XPW seed is generated thus two spatially filtered, orthogonally polarized beams (arrow and dot) are incident on the second crystal.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Performance of the first stage (seed crystal) of the dual-crystal setup consisting of a 1-mm BaF 2 crystal. (a) FTL pulse durations supported by the broadened spectra of the fundamental (blue) and XPW pulses (green) with increasing intensities. The selected operation point for the first crystal is at I = 0.9 × 10 12 W / cm 2 . (b) Conversion efficiencies for the first stage. A 5.8% conversion efficiency is obtained at the operation point.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Comparison between simulations for the single (blue) and dual (green) crystal XPW setups in terms of (a) FTL pulse duration of the XPW pulse and (b) conversion efficiency with respect to the input intensity on the main crystal. Dashed lines indicate the operation point of the single-crystal setup while solid lines mark the target for the dual-crystal setup.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Comparison of the spectrum of the input laser plotted in black ( FWHM = 60 nm ), the first crystal spectrum in red ( FWHM = 69 nm ) and dual-crystal spectrum in blue ( FWHM = 105 nm ).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

(a) Similar to the simulation results the spectrum of the input laser is plotted in black ( FWHM = 60 nm ), the XPW output of the first crystal is indicated in red ( FWHM = 71 nm ) while the spectrum from the dual-crystal setup is shown in blue ( FWHM = 105 nm ). (b) Spatial profile of the XPW beam.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Ultra-compact dual-crystal XPW setup for spectral broadening.

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

(a) Temporal characterization of the two-crystal XPW pulse via FROG. Temporal profile and temporal phase with retrieved trace as inset ( error = 0.18 % ) and (b) spectral intensity and phase of the pulse.

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Coefficients for XPW Generation in Holographic Cut Crystalsa [18]

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i d A d ξ = γ 1 | A | 2 A + 2 γ 3 | B | 2 A + γ 4 | B | 2 B + γ 2 A A B * + 2 γ 2 | A | 2 B + γ 3 B B A * ,
i d B d ξ = γ 5 | B | 2 B + 2 γ 3 | A | 2 B + γ 2 | A | 2 A + γ 4 B B A * + 2 γ 4 A | B | 2 + γ 3 A A B * ,

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