Abstract

We describe a near-IR two-stage noncollinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) pumped at 800 nm that employs bulk congruent lithium niobate [LiNbO3 (c-LNB)] and bulk potassium niobate [KNbO3 (KNB)] crystals. Noncollinear phase matching in these materials allows for generation of pulses as broad as 2900cm1 (78THz) centered in the near-IR at 1300nm. In the particular geometry described here, the LNB crystal amplifies the white-light seed continuum, and the KNB crystal further amplifies the broadband near-IR pulses. Use of pulse-front matching at both nonlinear optical crystals allows for improvement of the spatiotemporal profile of the amplified ultrabroadband signal pulses and their compression to 22fs. Because of the relatively high nonlinear coefficients of these crystals, we achieve overall amplification efficiencies >7% in two consecutive NOPA stages.

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2013 (1)

T. Fuji and Y. Nomura, “Generation of phase-stable sub-cycle mid-infrared pulses from filamentation in nitrogen,” Appl. Sci. 3, 122–138 (2013).
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2012 (7)

J. Darginavicius, G. Tamosauskas, A. Piskarskas, G. Valiulis, and A. Dubietis, “Generation of tunable few optical-cycle pulses by visible-to-infrared frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 108, 1–7 (2012).
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[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko and E. Borguet, “Ultra-broadband sum-frequency vibrational spectrometer of aqueous interfaces based on a non-collinear optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 20, 547–561 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, P. Farinello, J. Moses, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Cerullo, “Coherent synthesis of ultra-broadband optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 37, 1880–1882 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. W. Huang, J. Moses, and F. X. Kärtner, “Broadband noncollinear optical parametric amplification without angularly dispersed idler,” Opt. Lett. 37, 2796–2798 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, K. Kaneshima, K. Kitano, T. Kanai, S. Watanabe, and J. Itatani, “Sub-two-cycle, carrier-envelope phase-stable, intense optical pulses at 1.6 μm from a BiB3O6 optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37, 4182–4184 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Darginavicius, N. Garejev, and A. Dubietis, “Generation of carrier-envelope phase-stable two optical-cycle pulses at 2 μm from a noncollinear beta-barium borate optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37, 4805–4807 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

2010 (8)

J. Darginavicius, G. Tamosauskas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Dubietis, “Generation of 30 fs ultraviolet pulses by four-wave optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Opt. Express 18, 16096–16101 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko, E. Borguet, and P. Vöhringer, “High-repetition-rate near-infrared noncollinear ultrabroadband optical parametric amplification in KTiOPO4,” Opt. Lett. 35, 3832–3834 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12, 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. P. Piskarskas, A. P. Stabinis, and V. Pyragaite, “Ultrabroad bandwidth of optical parametric amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 1031–1038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzhiev, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. V. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Femtosecond nonlinear frequency conversion based on BiB3O6,” Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53–98 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (8)

T. Popmintchev, M. C. Chen, A. Bahabad, M. Gerrity, P. Sidorenko, O. Cohen, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Phase matching of high harmonic generation in the soft and hard X-ray regions of the spectrum,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10516–10521 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, F. Frassetto, L. Poletto, G. Sansone, P. Villoresi, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, “Coherent continuum generation above 100 eV driven by an IR parametric source in a two-color scheme,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 033842 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Erny, C. Heese, M. Haag, L. Gallmann, and U. Keller, “High-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier producing 1 μJ, sub-100 fs pulses in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 17, 1340–1345 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Chalus, P. K. Bates, M. Smolarski, and J. Biegert, “Mid-IR short-pulse OPCPA with micro-joule energy at 100 kHz,” Opt. Express 17, 3587–3594 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Ghotbi, M. Beutler, V. Petrov, A. Gaydardzhiev, and F. Noack, “High-energy, sub-30 fs near-IR pulses from a broadband optical parametric amplifier based on collinear interaction in BiB3O6,” Opt. Lett. 34, 689–691 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko and E. Borguet, “Pulse-front matching of ultrabroadband near-infrared noncollinear optical parametric amplified pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 965–972 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Brida, S. Bonora, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Generation of 8.5 fs pulses at 1.3 μm for ultrabroadband pump-probe spectroscopy,” Opt. Express 17, 12510–12515 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Faccio, A. Grun, P. K. Bates, O. Chalus, and J. Biegert, “Optical amplification in the near-infrared in gas-filled hollow-core fibers,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2918–2920 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (4)

2007 (4)

2006 (3)

2004 (2)

L. Hongjun, Z. Wei, C. Guofu, W. Yishan, C. Zhao, and R. Chi, “Investigation of spectral bandwidth of optical parametric amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 569–576 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, “Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 μm with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 241, 521–528 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

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

2001 (2)

V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, “Generation of high-power femtosecond light pulses at 1 kHz in the mid-infrared spectral range between 3 and 12 μm by second-order nonlinear processes in optical crystals,” J. Opt. A 3, R1–R19 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. D. Chinh, W. Seibt, and K. Siegbahn, “Dot patterns from second-harmonic and sum-frequency generation in polycrystalline ZnSe,” J. Appl. Phys. 90, 2612–2614 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

D. Bodlaki and E. Borguet, “Picosecond infrared optical parametric amplifier for nonlinear interface spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 4050–4056 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Cussat-Blanc, A. Ivanov, D. Lupinski, and E. Freysz, “KTiOPO4, KTiOAsO4, and KNbO4 crystals for mid-infrared femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers: analysis and comparison,” Appl. Phys. B 70, S247–S252 (2000).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Sporlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, “Femtosecond noncollinear parametric amplification in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Commun. 169, 183–188 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. Umemura, K. Yoshida, and K. Kato, “Phase-matching properties of KNbO3 in the mid-infrared,” Appl. Opt. 38, 991–994 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1996 (1)

1993 (1)

V. G. Dmitriev and D. N. Nikogosyan, “Effective nonlinearity coefficients for 3-wave interactions in biaxial crystals of mm2 point group symmetry,” Opt. Commun. 95, 173–182 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

Agostini, P.

A. D. DiChiara, S. Ghimire, C. I. Blaga, E. Sistrunk, E. P. Power, A. M. March, T. A. Miller, D. A. Reis, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling of high-order harmonic generation in the long wavelength limit of a strong laser field,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 419–433 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Apolonski, A.

J. A. Fulop, Z. Major, A. Henig, S. Kruber, R. Weingartner, T. Clausnitzer, E. B. Kley, A. Tunnermann, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, J. Osterhoff, R. Horlein, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Short-pulse optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification for the generation of high-power few-cycle pulses,” New J. Phys. 9, 438 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bahabad, A.

T. Popmintchev, M. C. Chen, A. Bahabad, M. Gerrity, P. Sidorenko, O. Cohen, I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Phase matching of high harmonic generation in the soft and hard X-ray regions of the spectrum,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10516–10521 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bakker, H. J.

Bates, P. K.

Beutler, M.

Beutter, M.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Sporlein, and W. Zinth, “Generation of 10 to 50 fs pulses tunable through all of the visible and the NIR,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 457–465 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

Blaga, C. I.

A. D. DiChiara, S. Ghimire, C. I. Blaga, E. Sistrunk, E. P. Power, A. M. March, T. A. Miller, D. A. Reis, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling of high-order harmonic generation in the long wavelength limit of a strong laser field,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 419–433 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bodlaki, D.

D. Bodlaki and E. Borguet, “Picosecond infrared optical parametric amplifier for nonlinear interface spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 4050–4056 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bonora, S.

Borguet, E.

O. Isaienko and E. Borguet, “Ultra-broadband sum-frequency vibrational spectrometer of aqueous interfaces based on a non-collinear optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 20, 547–561 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko, E. Borguet, and P. Vöhringer, “High-repetition-rate near-infrared noncollinear ultrabroadband optical parametric amplification in KTiOPO4,” Opt. Lett. 35, 3832–3834 (2010).
[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko and E. Borguet, “Pulse-front matching of ultrabroadband near-infrared noncollinear optical parametric amplified pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 965–972 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Isaienko and E. Borguet, “Generation of ultra-broadband pulses in the near-IR by non-collinear optical parametric amplification in potassium titanyl phosphate,” Opt. Express 16, 3949–3954 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Pervak, V.

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Piskarskas, A. P.

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A. D. DiChiara, S. Ghimire, C. I. Blaga, E. Sistrunk, E. P. Power, A. M. March, T. A. Miller, D. A. Reis, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, “Scaling of high-order harmonic generation in the long wavelength limit of a strong laser field,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 18, 419–433 (2012).
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V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee, A. Esteban-Martin, F. Noack, A. Gaydardzhiev, I. Nikolov, P. Tzankov, I. Buchvarov, K. Miyata, A. Majchrowski, I. V. Kityk, F. Rotermund, E. Michalski, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Femtosecond nonlinear frequency conversion based on BiB3O6,” Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 53–98 (2010).
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Sansone, G.

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Sporlein, S.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Phase-matching curves for type I OPA in KNB (left) and c-LNB (right) pumped at 800 nm, at corresponding internal signal–pump noncollinear angles α. Top row, schemes corresponding to noncollinear geometry of pump and signal showing the noncollinear angle α and beam orientations with respect to the crystal axes; double arrows show the directions of polarization for signal and pump [48]. Reprinted from [49].

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup for the proof-of-principle demonstration of near-IR NOPA based on KNB or c-LNB: BS, beam splitter; DS, delay stage; F, long-pass filter; FM, flip-mirror; HWP, half-wave plate; L, lenses; NLC, nonlinear optical crystal (KNB or c-LNB); P-ZnSe, polycrystalline ZnSe crystal; S, 2 mm sapphire plate; SF18, equilateral prisms; SM, spherical mirrors; WL, white-light continuum. Double arrows and dotted circles represent polarization of the beams in and normal to the plane of the drawing, respectively.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Characterization of the ultrabroadband near-IR pulses from the single-stage NOPA (Fig. 2) based on c-LNB or KNB crystals. (a) Spectra of near-IR pulses from KNB-NOPA (dashed blue line) and c-LNB-NOPA (solid red line) derived from second-harmonic spectra measured at same integration times of the CCD camera from the polycrystalline ZnSe. (b) Autocorrelation of amplified signal pulses from c-LNB-NOPA measured on a 300 μm BBO crystal (red dots) together with a sech2 fit yielding 38.3fs pulsewidth. Reprinted from [49].

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Schematic of the two-crystal NOPA based on successive amplification in LNB and KNB, with pulse-front matching implemented at both crystals. Pulse fronts of the signal and pump beams are shown. (b) Spectral center-of-mass values of signal pulses versus the exit angle measured by translating a 100μm slit 57 mm away from the KNB crystal.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spectrum of near-IR pulses (left) generated from the two-stage LNB-KNB-NOPA with pulse-front matching and autocorrelation of these pulses (right) on a 30 μm thick BBO crystal (open circles), together with sech2 (red dotted line) and Lorentzian (solid blue line) fits.

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Δωs=πlc1|1νi1νscos(α+β)|,
Δωs=(π/lc)·1/(1/24·4Δk/ωs4)4,

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