Abstract

The development of new high power laser sources tends toward optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) in recent years. One of the difficulties in OPCPA is the the temporal overlap between pump and seed pulses. In this work we characterize our timing jitter on a single-shot basis using spectrally resolved cross-correlation in combination with a position sensitive detector. A commercial beam stabilization is adapted to actively enhance temporal overlap. This delay-stabilizer reduces the RMS jitter from σ = 127fs down to σ = 24fs. The enhanced temporal overlap is demonstrated in our frontend and we propose the scheme to be applicable in many optically synchronized high-repetition-rate OPCPA systems.

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H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Dörring, J.

Drescher, M.

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Faatz, B.

Fan, T.

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H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

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X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-?J pulses at 2.1-?m carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17, 62–69 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
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Fujimoto, J. G.

Giniunas, L.

Gopinath, J.

Gopinath, J. T.

Gottschall, T.

Gu, X.

Hädrich, S.

Herman, S.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
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Hybl, J.

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Ishii, N.

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-?J pulses at 2.1-?m carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17, 62–69 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
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Ishizuki, H.

Kannari, F.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Kärtner, F. X.

Kida, Y.

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Kim, J.

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S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
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Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, K.

Kobayashi, T.

Kobayashi, Y.

Köhler, S.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kolodziejski, L. A.

Kopf, D.

Krausz, F.

S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-three-cycle, 16 TW light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz,“High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Gu, G. Marcus, Y. Deng, T. Metzger, C. Teisset, N. Ishii, T. Fuji, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, V. Pervak, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, T. Kobayashi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “Generation of carrier-envelope-phase-stable 2-cycle 740-?J pulses at 2.1-?m carrier wavelength,” Opt. Express 17, 62–69 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, Ferenc

H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

Kuzucu, O.

Lai, W. J.

Lang, A.

Lederer, M.

Li, H.

Li, R.

Limpert, J.

Major, Z.

H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Major, Zs.

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mans, T.

Marcinkevicius, A.

Marcus, G.

Matousek, P.

Metzger, T.

Miura, T.

Morgner, U.

Moses, J.

New, G. H. C.

Osvay, K.

Perry, M. D.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Pervak, V.

Petrich, G. S.

Phua, P. B.

Pugzlys, A.

Riedel, R.

Ross, I. N.

Rossbach, J.

Rubenchik, A. M.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Russbueldt, P.

Schibli, T. R.

Schlarb, H.

Schmid, K.

D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-three-cycle, 16 TW light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schnitzler, C.

Schulz, M.

Schwarz, A.

H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz,“High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Seise, E.

Shore, B. W.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Siddiqui, A.

Skrobol, C.

H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Stuart, B. C.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B 53, 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Su, L.

Sutter, D.

Taira, T.

Takada, H.

Takasago, K.

Tandon, S. N.

Tautz, R.

Tavella, F.

Teisset, C.

Teisset, C. Y.

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz,“High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Torizuka, K.

Trushin, S. A.

S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Ueffing, M.

H. Fattahi, C. Skrobol, M. Ueffing, Y. Deng, A. Schwarz, Y. Kida, V. Pervak, T. Metzger, Z. Major, and Ferenc Krausz, “High efficiency, multi-mJ, sub 10 fs, optical parametric amplifier at 3 kHz,” submitted for publication (2012).

Veisz, L.

D. Herrmann, L. Veisz, R. Tautz, F. Tavella, K. Schmid, V. Pervak, and F. Krausz, “Generation of sub-three-cycle, 16 TW light pulses by using noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2459–2461 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wandt, C.

S. Klingebiel, C. Wandt, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, S. A. Trushin, Z. Major, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 5357–5363 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Willner, A.

Xu, J.

Yoshitomi, D.

Zhang, Z.

Zhou, X.

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Zs. Major, S. Klingebiel, C. Skrobol, I. Ahmad, C. Wandt, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, “Status of the Petawatt Field Synthesizer pump-seed synchronization measurements,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1228, 117–122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Köhler, 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. Quantum Electron. 12, 173–180 (2006).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the synchronization system. On the upper right, an averaged sum frequency spectrum is shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Left: During the warm-up period a significant temporal drift can be observed. Right: After warming up, the delay starts oscillating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured delay based on frequency resolved SFG. The green and red curves are shifted by 100fs for better visibility. (b) Fourier transform of the measured timing jitter. On the right scale the timing jitter is integrated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic for stabilizing an OPA stage. On the lower right inset, both SFG signals (averaged over 1000 shots) are shown on the same spectrometer.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Left: Jitter measured outside of the stabilization setup. Right: Detailed view, the delays in both SFG stages follow each other immediately.

Equations (1)

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d x PSD d τ = x PSD λ SF λ SF ω seed d ω seed d τ

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