Abstract

We produce carrier-envelope-phase-stable 15.7-fs (2-cycle) 740-μJ pulses at the 2.1-μm carrier wavelength, from a three-stage optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier system, pumped by an optically synchronized 49-ps 11-mJ Nd:YLF laser. A novel seed pulse spectral shaping method is used to ascertain the true amplified seed energy and the parametric superfluorescence levels.

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Y.-H. Cha, Y.-W. Lee, S. M. Nam, J. M. Han, Y. J. Rhee, B. D. Yoo, B. C. Lee, and Y. U. Jeong, "Simple method for the temporal characterization of amplified spontaneous emission in femtosecond terawatt Ti:sapphire lasers," Appl. Opt. 46, 6854-6858 (2007).
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C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. S. Yakovlev, M. Ivanov, and F. Krausz, "Enhanced phase-matching for generation of soft X-ray harmonics andattosecond pulses in atomic gases," Opt. Express 15, 15351-15364 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, S. Gasilov, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, "Millijoule-level phase-stabilized few-optical-cycle infrared parametric source," Opt. Lett. 32, 2957-2959 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, "Attosecond science," Nature Phys. 3, 381-387 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (4)

2005 (2)

2004 (2)

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, "Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 ?m with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Commun. 241, 521-528 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, "Self-stabilization of carrier-envelope offset phase by use of difference-frequency generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 632-634 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997 (2)

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]

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-Harmonic Generation of Attosecond Pulses in the "Single-Cycle" Regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1992 (2)

J. L. Krause, K. J. Schafer, and K. C. Kulander, "High-order harmonic generation from atoms and ions in the high-intensity regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3535-3538 (1992).
[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]

Agostini, P.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Apolonski, A.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fuji, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, "Self-stabilization of carrier-envelope offset phase by use of difference-frequency generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 632-634 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Auguste, T.

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuska, A.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Benedetti, E.

Blaga, C. I.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bonora, S.

Borguet, E.

Brida, D.

Calegari, F.

Catoire, F.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cavalieri, A. L.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cerullo, G.

Cha, Y.-H.

Chirla, R.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Christov, I. P.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-Harmonic Generation of Attosecond Pulses in the "Single-Cycle" Regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

Collier, J. L.

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]

Colosimo, P.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Corkum, P. B.

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, "Attosecond science," Nature Phys. 3, 381-387 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cryan, J.

De Silvestri, S.

DeLong, K. W.

Dimauro, L. F.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

DiMauro, L. R.

Doumy, G.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Fecko, C. J.

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, "Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 ?m with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Commun. 241, 521-528 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fittinghoff, D. N.

Forget, N.

Fuji, T.

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, "Self-stabilization of carrier-envelope offset phase by use of difference-frequency generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 632-634 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Galvanauskas, A.

Gasilov, S.

Gordon, A.

A. Gordon and F. X. Kärtner, "Scaling of keV HHG photon yield with drive wavelength," Opt. Express 13, 2491-2497 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Goulielmakis, E.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, X.

Han, J. M.

Hauri, C.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hauri, C. P.

Isaienko, O.

Ishii, N.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ishizuki, H.

Ivanov, M.

Jeong, Y. U.

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]

Kaplan, D.

Kapteyn, H. C.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-Harmonic Generation of Attosecond Pulses in the "Single-Cycle" Regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

A. Gordon and F. X. Kärtner, "Scaling of keV HHG photon yield with drive wavelength," Opt. Express 13, 2491-2497 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kienberger, R.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kleineberg, U.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kobayashi, T.

A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kohler, S.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Krause, J. L.

J. L. Krause, K. J. Schafer, and K. C. Kulander, "High-order harmonic generation from atoms and ions in the high-intensity regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3535-3538 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krausz, F.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, "Attosecond science," Nature Phys. 3, 381-387 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. S. Yakovlev, M. Ivanov, and F. Krausz, "Enhanced phase-matching for generation of soft X-ray harmonics andattosecond pulses in atomic gases," Opt. Express 15, 15351-15364 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fuji, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, "Self-stabilization of carrier-envelope offset phase by use of difference-frequency generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 632-634 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krumbugel, M. A.

Kulander, K. C.

J. L. Krause, K. J. Schafer, and K. C. Kulander, "High-order harmonic generation from atoms and ions in the high-intensity regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3535-3538 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Lee, B. C.

Lee, Y.-W.

Loparo, J. J.

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, "Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 ?m with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Commun. 241, 521-528 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lopez-Martens, R. B.

Manzoni, C.

March, A. M.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matousek, P.

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]

Metzger, T.

Muller, H. G.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-Harmonic Generation of Attosecond Pulses in the "Single-Cycle" Regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nam, S. M.

Nisoli, M.

Paulus, G. G.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pervak, V.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Piskarskas, 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]

Power, E. P.

Rhee, Y. J.

Roedig, C.

Ross, I. N.

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]

Salieres, P.

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sansone, G.

Schafer, K. J.

J. L. Krause, K. J. Schafer, and K. C. Kulander, "High-order harmonic generation from atoms and ions in the high-intensity regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3535-3538 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schmid, K.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schultz, K. D.

Sistrunk, E.

Stagira, S.

Svelto, O.

Taira, T.

Tate, J.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Teisset, C. Y.

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tokmakoff, A.

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, "Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 ?m with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Commun. 241, 521-528 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Towrie, M.

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]

Trebino, R.

Tsang, T.

Uiberacker, M.

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veisz, L.

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Villoresi, P.

Vozzi, C.

Wheeler, J.

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yakovlev, V. S.

V. S. Yakovlev, M. Ivanov, and F. Krausz, "Enhanced phase-matching for generation of soft X-ray harmonics andattosecond pulses in atomic gases," Opt. Express 15, 15351-15364 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yoo, B. D.

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

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, T. Fuji, S. Kohler, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, A. Baltuska, and F. Krausz, "Seeding of an eleven femtosecond optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier and its Nd3+ picosecond pump laser from a single broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 173-180 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

Nature Phys. (2)

P. B. Corkum and F. Krausz, "Attosecond science," Nature Phys. 3, 381-387 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, C. I. Blaga, J. Wheeler, C. Hauri, F. Catoire, J. Tate, R. Chirla, A. M. March, G. G. Paulus, H. G. Muller, P. Agostini, and L. F. Dimauro, "Scaling strong-field interactions towards the classical limit," Nature Phys. 4, 386-389 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

C. J. Fecko, J. J. Loparo, and A. Tokmakoff, "Generation of 45 femtosecond pulses at 3 ?m with a KNbO3 optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Commun. 241, 521-528 (2004).
[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]

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]

Opt. Express (4)

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C. Vozzi, F. Calegari, E. Benedetti, S. Gasilov, G. Sansone, G. Cerullo, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, "Millijoule-level phase-stabilized few-optical-cycle infrared parametric source," Opt. Lett. 32, 2957-2959 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Brida, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, "Sub-two-cycle light pulses at 1.6 ?m from an optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 33, 741-743 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, R. B. Lopez-Martens, C. I. Blaga, K. D. Schultz, J. Cryan, R. Chirla, P. Colosimo, G. Doumy, A. M. March, C. Roedig, E. Sistrunk, J. Tate, J. Wheeler, L. R. DiMauro, and E. P. Power, "Intense self-compressed, self-phase-stabilized few-cycle pulses at 2 ?m from an optical filament," Opt. Lett. 32, 868-870 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuska, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, "Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 ?m," Opt. Lett. 31, 1103-1105 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fuji, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, "Self-stabilization of carrier-envelope offset phase by use of difference-frequency generation," Opt. Lett. 29, 632-634 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Manzoni, C. Vozzi, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, O. Svelto, S. De Silvestri, M. Nisoli, and G. Cerullo, "Generation of high-energy self-phase-stabilized pulses by difference-frequency generation followed by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 963-965 (2006).
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H. Ishizuki and T. Taira, "High-energy quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillation in a periodically poled MgO:LiNbO3 device with a 5 mm × 5 mm aperture," Opt. Lett. 30, 2918-2920 (2005).
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T. Tsang, M. A. Krumbugel, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, and R. Trebino, "Frequency-resolved optical-gating measurements of ultrashort pulses using surface third-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 21, 1381-1383 (1996).
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A. Baltuska, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, "Controlling the Carrier-Envelope Phase of Ultrashort Light Pulses with Optical Parametric Amplifiers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Salieres, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, "Scaling of wave-packet dynamics in an intense midinfrared field," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. P. Christov, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High-Harmonic Generation of Attosecond Pulses in the "Single-Cycle" Regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1251 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Krause, K. J. Schafer, and K. C. Kulander, "High-order harmonic generation from atoms and ions in the high-intensity regime," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3535-3538 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

E. Goulielmakis, V. S. Yakovlev, A. L. Cavalieri, M. Uiberacker, V. Pervak, A. Apolonski, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg, and F. Krausz, "Attosecond Control and Measurement: Lightwave Electronics," Science 317, 769-775 (2007).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the mid-IR OPCPA system.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectra of the Femtopower Pro laser system output pulse (red), the spectrally broadened pulse after the krypton cell (blue), and the pulse after the bandstop and chirped mirrors (black).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Left: Calculated unsaturated gain profiles of the first (black), second (blue) and third (red) OPA stages. Right: Amplified pulse spectra of the first (red), the second (blue) and the third (black) OPA stages.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectra of the full third-stage OPA output (black), the OPA output with a 50-nm-wide Dazzler-imposed spectral hole at 2150 nm (red), the superfluorescence profile traced out by hole depths at different wavelengths (magenta), and the true amplified signal (blue, the full OPA output minus the superfluorescence). The black square denotes the measured level of superfluorescence at 2150 nm by the spectral hole technique. Inset: Beam profile of the third-stage OPA output 20 cm after the crystal.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

THG FROG measurement results of the compressed 15.7-fs pulse. (a) Measured FROG trace, (b) retrieved FROG trace, (c) temporal intensity and phase, (d) spectral intensity and phase. The black and the red curves in (c) are the measured and the ideal Fourier-limit intensity profiles, respectively.

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