Abstract

We demonstrate a successful recompression of 4.5 mJ, 30 fs femtosecond pulses from a Ti:Sapphire oscillator amplified in a ring multi-pass optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier using β-barium borate crystal pumped by a commercial frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser. Pulses with duration close to the Fourier transform limit were obtained.

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Appl. Phys. B (2)

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 optical-parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Appl. Phys. B:73, 219-222 (2001).

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

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Stepanenko and Cz. Radzewicz, "High-gain multipass noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 211120-211123 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

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]

T. J. Driscoll, G. M. Gale, and F. Hache, "Ti:sapphire second-harmonic-pumped visible range femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Commun. 110, 638-644 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

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

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