Abstract

Ultrabroadband visible noncollinear optical parametric amplification (NOPA) was achieved in an LBO crystal, with a continuum seed pulse generated from a sapphire plate. The spectral bandwidth of the amplified visible pulse was about 200 nm, which can support sub-5 fs pulse amplification. An amplified output of 0.21 uJ with an average gain of about 210 was achieved. This provides, to the best of our knowledge, the first-time demonstration of such broadband amplification with a biaxial nonlinear optical crystal. Both the simulation and experimental results indicate that the LBO has a great potential as nonlinear medium in power amplifier for TW to PW noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (NOPCPA) systems.

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[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

2002 (2)

2001 (1)

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)

1997 (1)

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

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]

1989 (1)

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Allott, R. M.

Baltuska, A.

Baltuška, A.

Buchvarov, I.

Butkus, R.

Charukhchev, A. V.

Chen, C.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chen, G. F.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Collier, J.

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

Danson, C.N.

Du, J.

Dubietis, A.

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]

Eikema, K. S. E.

Freidman, G. I.

Fuji, T.

Fujita, H.

Garanin, S. G.

Gaydardzhiev, A.

Gerke, R. R.

Ginzburg, V. N.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hogervorst, W.

Ishii, E.

Ishii, N.

Izawa, Y.

Jiang, A.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

Jin, S.

Z. Xu, X. Yang, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, S. Jin, J. Peng, B. Tang, and B. Zhao, "High-power output from a compact OPCPA laser system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 24-27 (2003)

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]

Katin, E. V.

Khazanov, E. A.

Kirsanov, A. V.

Kitagawa, Y.

Kobayashi, T.

Kodama, R.

Krausz, F.

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leng, Y.

Li, R.

Z. Xu, X. Yang, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, S. Jin, J. Peng, B. Tang, and B. Zhao, "High-power output from a compact OPCPA laser system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 24-27 (2003)

X. Yang, Z. Xu, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, and B. Tang, "Multiterawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 27, 1135-1137 (2002).
[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]

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Liang, X.

Lin, L.

Lin, S.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H. J.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lozhkarev, V. V.

Lu, H.

Lu, K. Q.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Luchinin, G. A.

Mal'shakov, A. N.

Martyanov, M. A.

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, J. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, N. Neely, R. M. Allott, and 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).

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Neely, N.

Nikolov, I.

Noack, F.

Osvay, K.

Palashov, O. V.

Peng, J.

Z. Xu, X. Yang, Y. Leng, H. Lu, L. Lin, Z. Zhang, R. Li, W. Zhang, D. Yin, S. Jin, J. Peng, B. Tang, and B. Zhao, "High-power output from a compact OPCPA laser system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 24-27 (2003)

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]

Pepler, D. A.

Petrov, V.

Piskarskas, A.

N. Ishii, L. Turi, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Fuji, F. Krausz, A. Baltuska, R. Butkus, G. Veitas, V. Smilgevicius, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, "Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses," Opt. Lett. 30, 567-569 (2005)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Poteomkin, A. K.

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, J. Collier, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, N. Neely, R. M. Allott, and 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).

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ruan, C.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rukavishnikov, N. N.

Sergeev, A. M.

Shaykin, A. A.

Shen, D.

Smilgevicius, V.

Sukharev, S. A.

Tang, B.

Towrie, M.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Turi, L.

Tzankov, P.

Ubachs, W.

Veitas, G.

Wang, C.

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]

Wang, Y. S.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Witte, S.

Wolf, A. L.

Wu, B.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

Yakovlev, I. V.

Yakovlev, V. S.

Yamanaka, T.

Yang, X.

Yashin, V. E.

Yin, D.

Yoshida, H.

You, G.

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yu, L. J.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

Zhang, Z.

Zhao, B.

Zhao, W.

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zinkstok, R. T.

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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]

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. J. Liu, W. Zhao, G. F. Chen, Y. S. Wang, L. J. Yu, C. Ruan, and K. Q. Lu, "Experimental and theoretical analysis of nondegenerate ultrabroadband chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," Chin. Phys. Lett. 21, 94-97 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

C. Chen, Y. Wu, A. Jiang, B. Wu, G. You, R. Li, and S. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. A. Khazanov, O. V. Palashov, A. M. Sergeev, and I. V. Yakovlev, "Study of broadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in DKDP crystal pumped by the second harmonic of a Nd:YLF laser," Laser Phys. 15, 1319-1333 (2005).

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]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, "The prospects for ultrashort duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifications," Opt. Commun. 144, 125-133 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

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Other (2)

D. N. Nikogosyan, Nonlinear Optical Crystals: A Complete Survey (Springer, 2005).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Geometry of noncollinear phase matching in xy plane.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Gain spectra of NOPA in xy plane with three different pump wavelengths of 391 nm, 392.5 nm, and 394 nm; with α=2.84° and θ=37.58°.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optimal NOPA gain spectra of LBO and KD*P with pump 526.5 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Layout of NOPA experiment

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The spectrum of continuum seed (black line) before NOPA; The spectrum of amplified spectrum (red line) after NOPA; The experimental gain spectrum (blue line).

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w p = w s + w i ,
k p = k s + k i ,
1 λ p = 1 λ s + 1 λ i ,
[ n i λ i ] 2 = [ n p λ p ] 2 + [ n s λ s ] 2 2 cos α n s n p λ s λ p ,
1 n 2 p = cos 2 θ n 2 py + sin 2 θ n 2 px ,
Δ k ( λ s ) = Δ k ( λ s ) = 2 π ( n i ( λ s ) λ i ( λ s ) n io ( λ so ) λ io ( λ so ) ) ,
G = 1 + ( ξ L ) 2 ( sinh B B ) 2 ,

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