Abstract

We report on the development of an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at a 1-kHz repetition rate with a 5.5-fs pulse duration, a 2.7-mJ pulse energy and carrier-envelope phase-control. The amplifier is pumped by a 450-nm pulse from a frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire laser.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
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2007 (1)

2006 (9)

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

S. Witte, R. Zinkstok, A. Wolf, W. Hogervorst, W. Ubachs, and K. Eikema, "A source of 2 terawatt, 2.7 cycle laser pulses based on noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 14, 8168-8177 (2006).
[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]

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, "90 mJ parametric chirped pulse amplification of 10 fs pulses," Opt. Express 14, 12,822-12,827 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, 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]

2004 (4)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (2)

C. Iaconis and I. Walmsley, "Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

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]

Adachi, S.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, "1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2487-2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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]

Angelow, G.

Arisholm, G.

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]

Baltuska, A.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, 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]

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

A. Baltuska, 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]

Bammer, F.

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

Banfi, G.

Benedetti, E.

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]

Biegert, J.

Butkus, R.

Calegari, F.

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]

Cerullo, G.

Cundiff, S.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. 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.

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]

M. Zavelani-Rossi, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, N. Matuschek, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, G. Angelow, V. Scheuer, and T. Tschudi, "Pulse compression over a 170-THz bandwidth in the visible by use of only chirped mirrors," Opt. Lett. 26, 1155-1157 (2001).
[CrossRef]

DeSilvestri, S.

Diddams, S.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ditrapani, P.

Drescher, M.

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

Du, J.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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]

Eikema, K.

Ferencz, K.

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.

Gallmann, L.

Galvanauskas, A.

Goulielmakis, E.

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

Gu, X.

Hall, J.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hauri, C.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Hauri, P. Schlup, G. Arisholm, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Phase-preserving chirped-pulse optical parametric amplification to 17.3 fs directly from a Ti: sapphire oscillator," Opt. Lett. 29, 1369-1371 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heinzmann, U.

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

Hogervorst, W.

Homma, T.

Iaconis, C.

C. Iaconis and I. Walmsley, "Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Imran, T.

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, H.

Ishii, N.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, "1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2487-2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, 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]

Jiang, Y.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jonusauskas, G.

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]

Kakehata, M.

Kanai, T.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, "1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2487-2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, "Nonlinear optics in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 432, 605-608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaplan, D.

Keller, U.

Kienberger, R.

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

Kleineberg, U.

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

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuska, 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. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, Y.

Kohler, S.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kosuge, A.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, "1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2487-2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, "Nonlinear optics in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 432, 605-608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koyamada, Y.

Krausz, F.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, "90 mJ parametric chirped pulse amplification of 10 fs pulses," Opt. Express 14, 12,822-12,827 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, 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]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Nisoli, S. DeSilvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipocs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22, 522-524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuramoto, Y.

Lee, Y.

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Leng, Y.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liang, X.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lopez-Martens, R.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marcinkevicius, A.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, "90 mJ parametric chirped pulse amplification of 10 fs pulses," Opt. Express 14, 12,822-12,827 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

Merano, M.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Metzger, T.

Mourou, G.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nabekawa, Y.

Nakamura, S.

Nam, C.

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nishijima, K.

Nisoli, M.

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]

M. Nisoli, S. DeSilvestri, O. Svelto, R. Szipocs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, S. Sartania, and F. Krausz, "Compression of high-energy laser pulses below 5 fs," Opt. Lett. 22, 522-524 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okubo, K.

Park, J.

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

Poletto, 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]

Ranka, J.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rey, G.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Righini, R.

Sakane, I.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sansone, G.

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]

Sartania, S.

Scheuer, V.

Schlup, P.

Schmid, K.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Scrinzi, A.

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

Sekikawa, T.

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, "Nonlinear optics in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 432, 605-608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nabekawa, Y. Kuramoto, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of 0.66-TW pulses at 1 kHz by a Ti: sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 1384-1386 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Smilgevicius, V.

Spielmann, C.

Stabinis, A.

Stagira, S.

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]

Steinmeyer, G.

Stentz, A.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sung, J.

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

Szipocs, R.

Takada, H.

Takahashi, H.

Takamiya, H.

Takasaka, M.

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tavella, F.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, and F. Krausz, "90 mJ parametric chirped pulse amplification of 10 fs pulses," Opt. Express 14, 12,822-12,827 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Teisset, C.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

Togashi, T.

Torizuka, K.

Trisorio, A.

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Turi, L.

Ubachs, W.

Uiberacker, M.

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

Veisz, L.

N. Ishii, C. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti: Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Veitas, G.

Velotta, 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]

Villoresi, P.

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]

Vozzi, 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]

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C. Iaconis and I. Walmsley, "Self-referencing spectral interferometry for measuring ultrashort optical pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 35, 501-509 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

S. Adachi, H. Ishii, T. Kanai, N. Ishii, A. Kosuge, and S. Watanabe, "1.5 mJ, 6.4 fs parametric chirped-pulse amplification system at 1 kHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2487-2489 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Sekikawa, A. Kosuge, T. Kanai, and S. Watanabe, "Nonlinear optics in the extreme ultraviolet," Nature 432, 605-608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nabekawa, Y. Kuramoto, T. Togashi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of 0.66-TW pulses at 1 kHz by a Ti: sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 1384-1386 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Westerwalbesloh, T.

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

Windeler, R.

D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
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Witte, S.

Wolf, A.

Xu, Z.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yakovlev, V.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, 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]

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

Yoshitomi, D.

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zavelani-Rossi, M.

Zhao, B.

B. Zhao, X. Liang, Y. Leng, C. Wang, Y. Jiang, J. Du, and Z. Xu, "Optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with different pump wavelengths," Opt. Commun. 259, 137-141 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, X.

A. Kosuge, T. Sekikawa, X. Zhou, T. Kanai, S. Adachi, and S. Watanabe, "Frequency-resolved optical gating of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 263,901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zinkstok, R.

Appl. Phys. B (3)

J. Sung, J. Park, T. Imran, Y. Lee, and C. Nam, "Generation of 0.2-TW 5.5-fs optical pulses at 1 kHz using a differentially pumped hollow-fiber chirped-mirror compressor," Appl. Phys. B 82, 5-8 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhou, T. Kanai, D. Yoshitomi, T. Sekikawa, and S. Watanabe, "Generation of high average power, 7.5-fs blue pulses at 5 kHz by adaptive phase control," Appl. Phys. B 81, 13-17 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Tavella, K. Schmid, N. Ishii, A. Marcinkevicius, L. Veisz, and F. Krausz, "High-dynamic range pulse-contrast measurements of a broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. B 81, 753-756 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C. Hauri, A. Trisorio, M. Merano, G. Rey, R. Lopez-Martens, and G. Mourou, "Generation of high-fidelity, down-chirped sub-10 fs mJ pulses through filamentation for driving relativistic laser-matter interactions at 1 kHz," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151,125 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, I. Sakane, M. Takasaka, and T. Kobayashi, "Sub-5-fs visible pulse generation by pulse-frontmatched noncollinear optical parametric amplification," Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 2268-2270 (1999).
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Figures (13)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Calculated parametric gain spectra of a BBO crystal for several pump wavelengths. Noncollinear and phase-matching angles for the calculations are optimized to achieve broadest gain bandwidth for each pump wavelength.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Diagram of OPCPA system. BPF, band-pass filter; BS, beam splitter; CEP, carrier-envelope phase; SHG, second-harmonic generation; AOPDF, acousto-optic programmable dispersive filter; OPA, optical parametric amplifier.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic of narrowband Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier. PBS, polarization beam splitter; FR, Faraday rotator; QR, Quartz rotator; TFP, thin-film polarizer; PC, Pockels cell; BRF, birefringent filter; DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Temporal profiles of the regenerative amplifier outputs with (solid curve, 50 µJ) and without (dotted curve, 110 µJ) the pulse slicer.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Schematic of a 6-pass Ti:sapphire amplifier and 1-pass Ti:sapphire amplifiers, followed by frequency-doubling crystals. DM, dichroic mirror; BS, beam splitter; LBO, LiB3O5 crystal.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Far-field image of 15-mJ, 450-nm pump pulses.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Residual group-delay of the stretcher-compressor system, which is within the AOPDF tuning range (hatched area) of 3.5 ps.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

(a) OPCPA seed spectra before (thin curve) and after (thick curve) Ti:sapphire preamplifier. Dotted curve shows 10-times magnification of the thin curve. (b) Calculated OPA gain spectrum with a 450-nm pump pulse.

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Schematic of a 3-stage parametric amplifier. Solid curve, seed/signal beam; Dashed curve, pump beams.

Fig. 10.
Fig. 10.

Temporal profiles of OPCPA outputs for moderate (solid curve) and too high (dotted curve) OPA gain.

Fig. 11.
Fig. 11.

Measured OPCPA spectra pumped with (a) 400-nm pump pulse and (b)–(d) 450-nm pump pulse with slightly different phase-matching angles.

Fig. 12.
Fig. 12.

Spectral and temporal profiles of recompressed OPCPA output pulse. (a) Solid curve, spectral intensity; Dotted curve, spectral phase. (b) Thick curve, temporal intensity; Thin curve, transform-limited pulse shape; Dotted curve corresponds to the transform-limited pulse shape for the spectrum in Fig. 11(d).

Fig. 13.
Fig. 13.

f-to-2f spectral interferometric signal of OPCPA output.

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Table 1. Lower-order dispersions at the center wavelength of 770 nm.

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