Abstract

We have characterized the optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulses by using a BBO crystal. It is numerically verified that a high gain and a broad gain bandwidth can be obtained with a 532-nm pump laser. The dependence of the gain profile of OPA on phase matching angles, pump intensity, and crystal length is numerically investigated. Experimental results shows that the temporal fluctuation of a pump laser causes the modulation of an amplified spectrum in OPCPA.

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2002

I. Jovanovic, C. A. Ebbers, and C. P. J. Barty, “Hybrid chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett., vol. 27, no. 18, pp. 1622-1624, 2002.
[CrossRef]

2001

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, “Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear opticalparametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Appl. Phys. B, vol. 73, pp. 219-222, 2001.
[CrossRef]

2000

D. Zhang, Y. Kong, and J. Zhang, “Optical parametric properties of 532-nm-pumped beta-bariumborate near the infrared absorption edge,” Opt. Commun., vol. 184, pp. 485-491, 2000.
[CrossRef]

Y. H. Cha, K. H. Hong, and C. H. Nam, “Incorporation of a cavity-dumped oscillator in a longwavelength injected femtosecond terawatt Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 185, pp. 413-418, 2000.
[CrossRef]

1999

M. D. Perry, D. Pennington, B. C. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, J. A. Britten, C. Brown, S. Herman, B. Golick, M. Kartz, J. Miller, H. T. Powell, M. Vergino, and V. Yanovsky, “Petawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett., vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 160-162, 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., vol. 148, pp. 70-74, 1998.
[CrossRef]

1997

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., vol. 144, pp. 125-133, 1997.
[CrossRef]

1996

R. L. Sutherland, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996), pp. 119.

Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Leng, J. Peng, J. Wang, S. Jin, W. Zhang, and R. Li, “Dependence of spectrum on pump-signal angle in BBO-I noncollinear opticalparametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Appl. Phys. B, vol. 73, pp. 219-222, 2001.
[CrossRef]

Optics Communications

D. Zhang, Y. Kong, and J. Zhang, “Optical parametric properties of 532-nm-pumped beta-bariumborate near the infrared absorption edge,” Opt. Commun., vol. 184, pp. 485-491, 2000.
[CrossRef]

Y. H. Cha, K. H. Hong, and C. H. Nam, “Incorporation of a cavity-dumped oscillator in a longwavelength injected femtosecond terawatt Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun., vol. 185, pp. 413-418, 2000.
[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., vol. 148, pp. 70-74, 1998.
[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., vol. 144, pp. 125-133, 1997.
[CrossRef]

Optics Letters

I. Jovanovic, C. A. Ebbers, and C. P. J. Barty, “Hybrid chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett., vol. 27, no. 18, pp. 1622-1624, 2002.
[CrossRef]

M. D. Perry, D. Pennington, B. C. Stuart, G. Tietbohl, J. A. Britten, C. Brown, S. Herman, B. Golick, M. Kartz, J. Miller, H. T. Powell, M. Vergino, and V. Yanovsky, “Petawatt laser pulses,” Opt. Lett., vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 160-162, 1999.
[CrossRef]

Other

R. L. Sutherland, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996), pp. 119.

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