Abstract

Using a home-made seed at 1053 nm from a Yb3+-doped passively mode-locked fiber laser of 1.5 nJ/pulse, 362 ps pulse duration with a repetition rate of 3.842 MHz, a compact, low cost, stable and excellent beam quality non-collinear chirped pulse optical parametric amplifier omitting the bulky pulse stretcher has been demonstrated. A gain higher than 4.0×106, single pulse energy exceeding 6 mJ with fluctuations less than 2% rms, 14 nm amplified signal spectrum and recompressed pulse duration of 525 fs are achieved. This provides a novel and simple amplification scheme.

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C. P. 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).
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[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

2002 (5)

2000 (1)

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).
[CrossRef]

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]

Adel, P.

Akahane, Y.

Akamatsu, S.

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Allott, R. M.

Arisholm, G.

Bagnoud, V.

Baltuška, A.

Barty, C. P. J.

Begishev, I. A.

Biegert, J.

Bonner, R. A.

Buckley, J. R.

Butkus, R.

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

Charukhchev, À. V.

Clark, S. W.

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay, "Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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]

Comaskey, B. J.

Danielius, R.

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

Danson, C. N.

Dubietis, A.

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

Ebbers, C. A.

Eikema, K. S. E.

Fallnich, C.

Freidman, G. I.

Fuji, T.

Fujita, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28,257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Garanin, S. G.

Gerke, R. R.

Ginzburg, V. N.

Guardalben, M. J.

Hauri, C. P.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hogervorst, W.

Inoue, N.

Ishii, E.

Ishii, N.

Izawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28,257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jitsuno, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jonušauskas, G.

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]

Jovanovic, I.

Kanabe, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Katin, E. V.

Kawasaki, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Khazanov, E. A.

Kiriyama, H.

Kirsanov, A. V.

Kitagawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28,257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kitamura, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kodama, R.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28,257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Langley, A. J.

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]

Leng, Y.

Li, R.

Lin, L.

Lozhkarev, V. V.

Lu, H.

Luchinin, G. A.

Mal'shakov, A. N.

Martyanov, M. A.

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay, "Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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]

Matsuo, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mima, K.

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, "Prepulse-free Petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 40,281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mori, M.

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Morse, E. C.

Neely, D.

Nishimura, H.

Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Osvay, K.

Palashov, O. V.

Pennington, D. M.

Pepler, D. A.

Piskarskas, A.

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

Poteomkin, A. K.

Puth, J.

Radzewicz, C.

Y. Stepanenko and C. Radzewicz, "Multipass non-collinear optical parametric amplifier for femtosecond pulses," Opt. Express 14, 779-785 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, J. L. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, D. Neely, R. M. Allott, D. A. Pepler, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and K. Osvay, "Generation of terawatt pulses by use of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Appl. Opt. 39, 2422-2427 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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]

Rukavishnikov, N. N.

Sakabe, S.

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Sentoku, Y.

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Yamanaka, T.

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28,257-259 (2003).
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Y. Kitagawa, Y. Sentoku, S. Akamatsu, M. Mori, Y. Tohyama, R. Kodama, K. A. Tanaka, H. Fujita, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, S. Sakabe, H. Nishimura, Y. Izawa, K. Mima, and T. Yamanaka, "Progress of fast ignitor studies and Petawatt laser construction at Osaka University," Phys. Plasmas 9,2202-2207 (2002).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the CPOPA system HWP: Half-wave-plate, TFP: Thin-film-polarizer, PC: Pockels cell

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the fiber laser

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Broad-band oscillograph trace of the chirped seed pulse with the width duration of 362 ps

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental gain of the amplifier versus the pump pulse intensity:(a) the first CPOPA stage and (b) the second CPOPA stage.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured spectrum of (a) input seed pulse and amplified signal pulse, (b) idler pulse obtained by the NCPOPA

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Beam spatial profile for the output signals (M2=1.2)

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

The temporal intensity profile of the recompressed signal pulse

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