Abstract

We demonstrate ultra-broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification of 300-nm bandwidth pumped by a broadband pulse delivered from a diode-pumped, cryogenically-cooled Yb:YLF chirped-pulse amplification laser.

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    [CrossRef]
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2006 (1)

G. D. Tsakiris1, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, and F. Krausz, "Route to intense single attosecond pulses," New J. Phys.  8, 19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (4)

S. Witte, R. Zinkstok, W. Hogervorst, and K. Eikema, "Generation of few-cycle terawatt light pulses using optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Express 13, 4903-4908 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Limpert, S. Aguergaray, Montant, I. Manek-Hönninger, S. Petit, D. Descamps, E. Cormier, and F. Salin, "Ultra-broad bandwidth parametric amplification at degeneracy," Opt. Express 13, 7386-7392 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Harimoto and K. Yamakawa, "Proposal for ultrabroadband phase-matching optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with a diverged pump beam," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3962-3965 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

2004 (3)

2003 (4)

R. F. Service, "Laser labs race for the petawatt," Science 301, 154-156 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, "Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2945-2956 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

Y. Silberberg, "Physics at the attosecond frontier," Nature 414, 494 - 495 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

G. Mourou, C. P. J. Barty, and M. D. Perry, "Ultrahigh-intensity lasers: physics of the extreme on a tabletop," Phys. Today 51, 22-28 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

G. Farkas and C. Toth, "Proposal for attosecond light pulse generation using laser induced multiple-harmonic conversion processes in rare gases," Phys. Lett. 168, 447-450 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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]

Aguergaray, S.

Aseyev, S. A.

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Backus, S.

Barty, C. P. J.

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Mourou, C. P. J. Barty, and M. D. Perry, "Ultrahigh-intensity lasers: physics of the extreme on a tabletop," Phys. Today 51, 22-28 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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]

Cerullo, G.

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

Coen, S.

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]

De Silvestri, S.

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

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]

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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]

Dudley, J. M.

Eikema, K.

Farkas, G.

G. Farkas and C. Toth, "Proposal for attosecond light pulse generation using laser induced multiple-harmonic conversion processes in rare gases," Phys. Lett. 168, 447-450 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Frasinski, L. J.

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujita, M.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

Gaudiosi, D. M.

Harimoto, T.

T. Harimoto and K. Yamakawa, "Proposal for ultrabroadband phase-matching optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with a diverged pump beam," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3962-3965 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hogervorst, W.

Izawa, Y.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

Jin, S.

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).
[CrossRef]

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]

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kawanaka, J.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kohl, P.

Leng, Y.

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).
[CrossRef]

Li, R.

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).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, C.

Lytle, A. L.

Matousek, P.

Montant, S.

Mourou, G.

G. Mourou, C. P. J. Barty, and M. D. Perry, "Ultrahigh-intensity lasers: physics of the extreme on a tabletop," Phys. Today 51, 22-28 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Muller, H. G.

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

New, G. H. C.

Ni, Y.

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nishioka, H.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Osvay, K.

Peng, J.

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).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M. D.

G. Mourou, C. P. J. Barty, and M. D. Perry, "Ultrahigh-intensity lasers: physics of the extreme on a tabletop," Phys. Today 51, 22-28 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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]

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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]

Ross, I. N.

Service, R. F.

R. F. Service, "Laser labs race for the petawatt," Science 301, 154-156 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silberberg, Y.

Y. Silberberg, "Physics at the attosecond frontier," Nature 414, 494 - 495 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stabinis, 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]

Tamosauskas, G.

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tokita, S.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

Toth, C.

G. Farkas and C. Toth, "Proposal for attosecond light pulse generation using laser induced multiple-harmonic conversion processes in rare gases," Phys. Lett. 168, 447-450 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tsakiris, G. D.

G. D. Tsakiris1, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, and F. Krausz, "Route to intense single attosecond pulses," New J. Phys.  8, 19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vrakking, M. J. J.

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, J.

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).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Xu, Z.

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).
[CrossRef]

Yamakawa, K.

T. Harimoto and K. Yamakawa, "Proposal for ultrabroadband phase-matching optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with a diverged pump beam," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3962-3965 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zeromskis, E.

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zinkstok, R.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

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]

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).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Harimoto and K. Yamakawa, "Proposal for ultrabroadband phase-matching optical parametric chirped pulse amplification with a diverged pump beam," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 3962-3965 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

J. Kawanaka, S. Tokita, H. Nishioka, M. Fujita, K. Yamakawa, K. Ueda, and Y. Izawa, "Dramatically Improved laser characteristics of diode-pumped Yb-doped materials at low temperature," Laser Phys. 15, 1306-1312 (2005).

Nature (1)

Y. Silberberg, "Physics at the attosecond frontier," Nature 414, 494 - 495 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

New J. Phys. (1)

G. D. Tsakiris1, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, and F. Krausz, "Route to intense single attosecond pulses," New J. Phys.  8, 19 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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]

E. Zeromskis, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, and A. Piskarskas, " Gain bandwidth broadening of the continuum-seeded optical parametric amplifier by use of two pump beams," Opt. Commun. 203, 435-440 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Lett. (1)

G. Farkas and C. Toth, "Proposal for attosecond light pulse generation using laser induced multiple-harmonic conversion processes in rare gases," Phys. Lett. 168, 447-450 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

S. A. Aseyev, Y. Ni, L. J. Frasinski, H. G. Muller, and M. J. J. Vrakking, "Attosecond angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 223902 (2003).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Calculated phase-matching curve at degeneracy. A shaded area corresponds to the bandwidth of the pump laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Layout of DOPCPA pumped by a diode-pumped Yb:YLF chirped-pulse amplification laser. PCF: photonic crystal fiber, SMF: single-mode fiber, SHG: second-harmonic generation. A dotted green line corresponds to a second pump beam for future double pump beam configuration.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured single-pass OPA gain of a 7-mm-long, type-I BBO crystal as a function of pump laser intensity.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured amplified spectrum (solid line) and WLC spectrum (dotted line).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Calculation of the amplified bandwidth pumped by two broadband pulses. The shaded area corresponds to the bandwidth of the pump laser. α refers to crossing angles between the signal and pump pulses inside the type-I BBO crystal.

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