Abstract

We demonstrate a significant simplification of the scheme for few-cycle Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification (OPCPA) which results in the elimination of a picosecond master oscillator and electronic synchronization loops. A fraction of a broadband seed pulse centered at 760 nm from a 70-MHz Ti:sapphire oscillator was frequency-shifted in a photonic crystal fiber to enable synchronized seeding of a picosecond Nd:YAG pump laser. The seed radiation at 1064 nm is produced in the soliton regime which makes it inherently more intense and stable in comparison with other methods of frequency conversion. The remaining fraction of the Ti:sapphire output is amplified with a FWHM bandwidth of 250 nm in a single timing-jitter-free OPCPA stage. Our work opens up the exciting possibility to use sub-picosecond pump pulses from highly efficient Yb-based amplifiers for jitter-less parametric amplification of carrier-envelope phase stabilized pulses from Ti:sapphire oscillators.

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2003 (5)

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
[Crossref]

T.M. Fortier, D.J. Jones, and S.T. Cundiff, “Phase stabilization of an octace-spanning Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 2198-2200, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P.S.J. Russell, “Photonic Crystal Fibers,” Science 299, 358-362, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W.H. Reeves, D.V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J.C. Knight, P.S.J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, A. Efimov, and A.J. Taylor, “Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibres,” Nature 424, 511-515, (2003).
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2002 (3)

2001 (2)

2000 (5)

W.F. Krupke, “Ytterbium solid-state lasers- the first decade,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron. 6, 1287-1296, (2000).
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D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

1999 (1)

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, (1999).
[Crossref]

1998 (2)

G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, “Sub-8-fs pulses from an ultrabroadband optical parametric amplifier in the visible,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1283, (1998).
[Crossref]

A. Poppe, L. Xu, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, “Noise Characterization of Sub-10-fs Ti:Sapphire Oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron. 4, 179-184, (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

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).
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1996 (1)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

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

1989 (1)

M.J.W. Rodwell, D.M. Bloom, and K.J. Weingarten, “Subpicosecond laser timing stabilization,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 817, (1989).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

1985 (1)

E.M. Dianov, A.Y. Karasik, P.V. Mamyshev, A.M. Prokhorov, V.N. Serkin, M.F. Stel′makh, and A.A. Fomichev, “Stimulated-Raman conversion of multisoliton pulses in quartz optical fibers,” JETP Lett. 41, 294-297, (1985).

Agrawal, G.P.

G.P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001).

Apolonski, A.

A. Apolonski, A. Poppe, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, T.W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Controlling the Phase Evolution of Few-Cycle Light Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 740-743, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arisholm, G.

Baltuška, A.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V.S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30, 567-569, (2005).
[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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901, (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Visible Pulse Compression to 4 fs by Optical Parametric Amplification and Programmable Dispersion Control,” Opt. Lett. 27, 306-308, (2002).
[Crossref]

E.E. Serebryannikov, A.M. Zheltikov, N. Ishii, C.Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, T. Fuji, T> Metzger, F. Krausz, and A. Baltuška, “Soliton self-frequency shift of 6-fs pulses in photonic-crystal fibers,” Appl. Phys. B (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1929-8.

Banfi, G.

Beutter, M.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spoerlein, 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]

Biancalana, F.

W.H. Reeves, D.V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J.C. Knight, P.S.J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, A. Efimov, and A.J. Taylor, “Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibres,” Nature 424, 511-515, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

Birge, J.R.

Bloom, D.M.

M.J.W. Rodwell, D.M. Bloom, and K.J. Weingarten, “Subpicosecond laser timing stabilization,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 817, (1989).
[Crossref]

Brabec, T.

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, “Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591, (2000).
[Crossref]

Butkus, R.

Cerullo, G.

Chandalia, J.K.

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]

Cundiff, S.T.

T.M. Fortier, D.J. Jones, and S.T. Cundiff, “Phase stabilization of an octace-spanning Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 2198-2200, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

Di Trapani, P.

Dianov, E.M.

E.M. Dianov, A.Y. Karasik, P.V. Mamyshev, A.M. Prokhorov, V.N. Serkin, M.F. Stel′makh, and A.A. Fomichev, “Stimulated-Raman conversion of multisoliton pulses in quartz optical fibers,” JETP Lett. 41, 294-297, (1985).

Diddams, S.A.

D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Drexler, W.

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
[Crossref]

Dubietis, A.

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

Dubietis, R.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, R. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 693-700, (2004).
[Crossref]

Efimov, A.

W.H. Reeves, D.V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J.C. Knight, P.S.J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, A. Efimov, and A.J. Taylor, “Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibres,” Nature 424, 511-515, (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eggleton, B.J.

Eikema, K.S.E.

Ell, R.

Fomichev, A.A.

E.M. Dianov, A.Y. Karasik, P.V. Mamyshev, A.M. Prokhorov, V.N. Serkin, M.F. Stel′makh, and A.A. Fomichev, “Stimulated-Raman conversion of multisoliton pulses in quartz optical fibers,” JETP Lett. 41, 294-297, (1985).

Fortier, T.M.

Fuji, T.

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

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
[Crossref]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Visible Pulse Compression to 4 fs by Optical Parametric Amplification and Programmable Dispersion Control,” Opt. Lett. 27, 306-308, (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, “Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901, (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

E.E. Serebryannikov, A.M. Zheltikov, N. Ishii, C.Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, T. Fuji, T> Metzger, F. Krausz, and A. Baltuška, “Soliton self-frequency shift of 6-fs pulses in photonic-crystal fibers,” Appl. Phys. B (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1929-8.

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

Goulielmakis, E.

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

Hall, J.L.

D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

A. Apolonski, A. Poppe, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, T.W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Controlling the Phase Evolution of Few-Cycle Light Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 740-743, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hauri, C.P.

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

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 fields,” Nature 412, 611-615, (2003).
[Crossref]

A. Apolonski, A. Poppe, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, T.W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Controlling the Phase Evolution of Few-Cycle Light Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 740-743, (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ishii, N.

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

E.E. Serebryannikov, A.M. Zheltikov, N. Ishii, C.Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, T. Fuji, T> Metzger, F. Krausz, and A. Baltuška, “Soliton self-frequency shift of 6-fs pulses in photonic-crystal fibers,” Appl. Phys. B (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1929-8.

Jones, D.J.

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D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
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W.H. Reeves, D.V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J.C. Knight, P.S.J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, A. Efimov, and A.J. Taylor, “Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibres,” Nature 424, 511-515, (2003).
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Schenkl, S.

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E.M. Dianov, A.Y. Karasik, P.V. Mamyshev, A.M. Prokhorov, V.N. Serkin, M.F. Stel′makh, and A.A. Fomichev, “Stimulated-Raman conversion of multisoliton pulses in quartz optical fibers,” JETP Lett. 41, 294-297, (1985).

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Sosnowski, T.

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A. Apolonski, A. Poppe, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, T.W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Controlling the Phase Evolution of Few-Cycle Light Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 740-743, (2000).
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A. Poppe, L. Xu, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, “Noise Characterization of Sub-10-fs Ti:Sapphire Oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron. 4, 179-184, (1998).
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R. Butkus, R. Danielius, R. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 693-700, (2004).
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D.J. Jones, S.A. Diddams, J.K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R.S. Windeler, J.L. Hall, and S.T. Cundiff, “Carrier-Envelope Phase Control of Femtosecond Mode-Locked Lasers and Direct Optical Frequency Synthesis,” Science 288, 635-639, (2000).
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Tempea, G.

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
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A. Apolonski, A. Poppe, G. Tempea, C. Spielmann, T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, T.W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, “Controlling the Phase Evolution of Few-Cycle Light Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 740-743, (2000).
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T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
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Witte, S.

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N. Ishii, L. Turi, V.S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, “Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses,” Opt. Lett. 30, 567-569, (2005).
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Zinth, W.

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spoerlein, 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).
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Appl. Phys. B (4)

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, R. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 693-700, (2004).
[Crossref]

H. Zheng, J. Wu, H. Xu, K. Wu, and E. Wu, “Generation of accurately synchronized pump source for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” Appl. Phys. B 79, 837-839, (2004).
[Crossref]

T. Fuji, A. Unterhuber, V.S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, A. Stingl, F. Krausz, and W. Drexler, “Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 125, (2003).
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E.E. Serebryannikov, A.M. Zheltikov, N. Ishii, C.Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, T. Fuji, T> Metzger, F. Krausz, and A. Baltuška, “Soliton self-frequency shift of 6-fs pulses in photonic-crystal fibers,” Appl. Phys. B (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1929-8.

Appl. Phys. B. (1)

E. Riedle, M. Beutter, S. Lochbrunner, J. Piel, S. Schenkl, S. Spoerlein, 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).
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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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, (1999).
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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron. (2)

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A. Poppe, L. Xu, F. Krausz, and C. Spielmann, “Noise Characterization of Sub-10-fs Ti:Sapphire Oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. in Quantum Electron. 4, 179-184, (1998).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of experimental setup for all-optically synchronized OPCPA. PCF, photonic crystal fiber; TFP, thin-film polarizer; CM, chirped-mirror pair; BS, 50% beamsplitter; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; Nd:YAG, side-cw-diode-pumped gain modules; FI, Faraday isolator; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Frequency shift in the photonic crystal fiber. Solid curve shows an output spectrum optimized for injection seeding at 1064 nm. The input spectrum from the Ti:sapphire oscillator is shown as dashed curve.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Performance of the regenerative amplifier seeded with an optical solitonic pulse from PCF. (a), intracavity pulse train of pulses amplified to the energy of 0.2-mJ. (b), background-free autocorrelation traces obtained with and without an intracavity etalon for a fixed number of intracavity roundtrips. Red curves show Gaussian autocorrelation fits.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Results of timing-jitter-free single-pass parametric amplification. Solid curve, amplified seed spectrum that supports a 6-fs pulse duration assuming perfect recompression (inset); dashed curve, seed spectrum; dash-dotted curve, calculated parametric gain in a 3-mm BBO.

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