Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of 10-fs-pulses from a noncollinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA). The NOPA is driven by microjoule pulses from a directly diode pumped Yb:KYW oscillator with cavity-dumping.

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2002

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

1999

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

1997

1995

Angelow, G.

Armas, M. S.

Bartelt, H.

Cerullo, G.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2002).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ell, R.

Fallnich, C.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gallmann, L.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Kobayashi, T.

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

Kobelke, J.

Kopf, D.

Lederer, M. J.

Morgner, U.

Negus, D. K.

Palmer, G.

Piel, J.

Polli, D.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Reed, M. K.

Riedle, E.

Sakane, I.

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

Scheuer, V.

Schibli, T.

Shirakawa, A.

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

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

Steinmann, A.

Steinmeyer, G.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Takasake, M.

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

Tschudi, T.

Wilhelm, T.

Zavelani-Rossi, M.

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, and U. Keller, "Few-opticalcycle laser pulses by OPA: broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization," Appl. Phys. B 74, S245-S251 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

T. V. Andersen, O. Schmidt, C. Bruchmann, J. Limpert, C. Aguergaray, E. Cormier, and A. T¨unnermann, "High repetition rate tunable femtosecond pulses and broadband amplification from fiber laser pumped parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 14, 4765-4773 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Calculated parametric gain in BBO for different geometries and pump wavelengths. α is the angle between signal and pump beam.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Setup of the MHz-NOPA experiment. The abbreviations are explained in the text.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

a) Optical spectrum of the MHz-NOPA pulses. b) Interferometric autocorrelation.

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