Abstract

We report on a 888 nm diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier with up to 33.7 W output power with a repetition-rate of 20 kHz and an adjustable pulse duration between 217 ps and 1 ns. This setup allowed for efficient second harmonic generation with an efficiency of up to 79 %.

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2009 (3)

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

T. Metzger, A. Schwarz, C. Y. Teisset, D. Sutter, A. Killi, R. Kienberger, and F. Krausz, “High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 34, 2123–2125 ( 2009)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Lührmann, C. Theobald, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L’huillier, “Efficient generation of mode-locked pulses in Nd:YVO4 with a pulse duration adjustable between 34 ps and 1 ns,” Opt. Express 17, 6177–6186 ( 2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

2005 (2)

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate” Appl. Phys. B 81, 163–166 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Z. Huang, Y. Huang, Y. Chen, and Z. Luo, “Theoretical study on the laser performances of Nd3+:YAG and Nd3+:YVO4 under indirect and direct pumping,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2564–2569 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (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]

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (2)

G. Tsilimis, C. Benesch, J. Kutzner, and H. Zacharias, “Laser based soft-x-ray pulses for photoelectron spectroscopy of surfaces,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 246–253 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

2000 (2)

S. Marzenell, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, “Limitations and guidelines for measuring the spectral width of ultrashort light pulses with a scanning Fabry-Pérot interferometer,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 185–191 ( 2000).

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

Adachi, S.

Akutsu, A.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Barty, C. P. J.

Bates, P.

Beigang, R.

S. Marzenell, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, “Limitations and guidelines for measuring the spectral width of ultrashort light pulses with a scanning Fabry-Pérot interferometer,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 185–191 ( 2000).

Benesch, C.

Bergmann, T.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Blakeney, J.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Bulanov, S.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[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]

Cardoso, L.

Chekhlov, O.

Chen, Y.

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

Clarkson, W.

I. Musgrave, W. Clarkson, and D. Hanna, “Detailed study of thermal lensing in Nd:YVO4 under intense diode end-pumping,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Baltimore, MD, 2001), pp. 171–172.

Collier, J.

Courjaud, A.

E. Mottay, M. Delaigue, and A. Courjaud, “CPA Free Sub-Picosecond Ultrafast Laser Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB4.
[PubMed]

Daido, H.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Daito, I.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

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.

Danson, C. N.

Delaigue, M.

E. Mottay, M. Delaigue, and A. Courjaud, “CPA Free Sub-Picosecond Ultrafast Laser Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB4.
[PubMed]

Ditmire, T.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Douglas, S.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

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]

Ebbers, C. A.

Escamilla, R.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Gaul, E.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Giesen, A.

C. Stolzenburg and A. Giesen, “Picosecond Regenerative Yb:YAG Thin Disk Amplifier at 200 kHz Repetition Rate and 62 W Output Power,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MA6.

Gord, J. R.

C. L. Rettig, W. M. Roquemore, and J. R. Gord, “Efficiency and scaling of an ultrashort-pulse high-repetition-rate laser-driven X-ray source,” Appl. Phys. B 93, 365–372 ( 2008).
[Crossref]

Hammond, D.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Hancock, S.

Hanna, D.

I. Musgrave, W. Clarkson, and D. Hanna, “Detailed study of thermal lensing in Nd:YVO4 under intense diode end-pumping,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Baltimore, MD, 2001), pp. 171–172.

Hein, J.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Henderson, W.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hollemann, G.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Hornung, M.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Huang, Y.

Huang, Z.

Ishii, N.

Itatani, J.

Jochmann, A.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Jovanovic, I.

Kanai, T.

Kanazawa, S.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Kienberger, R.

Killi, A.

Kimura, T.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Kiriyama, H.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Kleinbauer, J.

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate” Appl. Phys. B 81, 163–166 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Knappe, R.

L. McDonagh, R. Wallenstein, and R. Knappe, “47 W, 6 ns constant pulse duration, high-repetition-rate cavity-dumped Q-switched TEM00 Nd:YVO4 oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 31, 3303–3305 ( 2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate” Appl. Phys. B 81, 163–166 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Kobayashi, Y.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-state laser engineering (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1999).

Kondo, S.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Kosuge, A.

Kotaki, H.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

Kutzner, J.

L’huillier, J. A.

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

Leng, Y.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Liao, C. C.

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

Lin, L.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Lu, H.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Lührmann, M.

Luo, Z.

Ma, J.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Martinez, M.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Marzenell, S.

S. Marzenell, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, “Limitations and guidelines for measuring the spectral width of ultrashort light pulses with a scanning Fabry-Pérot interferometer,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 185–191 ( 2000).

Matousek, P.

McDonagh, L.

Metzger, T.

Mori, M.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Motomura, T.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Mottay, E.

E. Mottay, M. Delaigue, and A. Courjaud, “CPA Free Sub-Picosecond Ultrafast Laser Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB4.
[PubMed]

Musgrave, I.

I. Musgrave, W. Clarkson, and D. Hanna, “Detailed study of thermal lensing in Nd:YVO4 under intense diode end-pumping,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Baltimore, MD, 2001), pp. 171–172.

Nakai, Y.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Neely, D.

Notley, M.

Okada, H.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Okishev, A. V.

A. V. Okishev, “Multimillijoule Picosecond Regenerative Differentiator-Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB3.
[PubMed]

Paunescu, G.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[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]

Rettig, C. L.

C. L. Rettig, W. M. Roquemore, and J. R. Gord, “Efficiency and scaling of an ultrashort-pulse high-repetition-rate laser-driven X-ray source,” Appl. Phys. B 93, 365–372 ( 2008).
[Crossref]

Ringuette, M.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

Roquemore, W. M.

C. L. Rettig, W. M. Roquemore, and J. R. Gord, “Efficiency and scaling of an ultrashort-pulse high-repetition-rate laser-driven X-ray source,” Appl. Phys. B 93, 365–372 ( 2008).
[Crossref]

Ross, I.

Ross, I. N.

Sagisaka, A.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Sauerbrey, R.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

Schwarz, A.

Shaikh, W.

Shimomura, T.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Siebold, M.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

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]

Stolzenburg, C.

C. Stolzenburg and A. Giesen, “Picosecond Regenerative Yb:YAG Thin Disk Amplifier at 200 kHz Repetition Rate and 62 W Output Power,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MA6.

Sutter, D.

Tajima, T.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Tanoue, M.

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Teisset, C. Y.

Theobald, C.

Torizuka, K.

Tsilimis, G.

Walczak, J.

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

Watanabe, S.

Xu, Z.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Yang, X.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Yoshitomi, D.

Zacharias, H.

Zhang, Z.

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (6)

C. L. Rettig, W. M. Roquemore, and J. R. Gord, “Efficiency and scaling of an ultrashort-pulse high-repetition-rate laser-driven X-ray source,” Appl. Phys. B 93, 365–372 ( 2008).
[Crossref]

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]

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, “A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 287–290 ( 2004).
[Crossref]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate” Appl. Phys. B 81, 163–166 ( 2005).
[Crossref]

Y. F. Chen, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Determination of the Auger upconversion rate in fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 487–490 ( 2000).
[Crossref]

S. Marzenell, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, “Limitations and guidelines for measuring the spectral width of ultrashort light pulses with a scanning Fabry-Pérot interferometer,” Appl. Phys. B 71, 185–191 ( 2000).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Kiriyama, M. Mori, Y. Nakai, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, A. Akutsu, H. Okada, T. Motomura, S. Kondo, S. Kanazawa, A. Sagisaka, J. Ma, I. Daito, H. Kotaki, H. Daido, S. Bulanov, T. Kimura, and T. Tajima, “Generation of high-contrast and high-intensity laser pulses using an OPCPA preamplifier in a double CPA, Ti:sapphire laser system,” Opt. Commun. 282, 625–628 ( 2009).
[Crossref]

Opt. Eng. (1)

Y. Leng, L. Lin, X. Yang, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, and Z. Xu, “Regenerative amplifier with continuously variable pulse duration used in an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification laser system for synchronous pumping,” Opt. Eng. 42, 862–866 ( 2003).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (6)

A. V. Okishev, “Multimillijoule Picosecond Regenerative Differentiator-Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB3.
[PubMed]

C. Stolzenburg and A. Giesen, “Picosecond Regenerative Yb:YAG Thin Disk Amplifier at 200 kHz Repetition Rate and 62 W Output Power,” in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MA6.

E. Mottay, M. Delaigue, and A. Courjaud, “CPA Free Sub-Picosecond Ultrafast Laser Amplifier,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CFB4.
[PubMed]

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochmann, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, S. Douglas, and T. Ditmire, “1.1 Petawatt Hybrid, OPCPA-Nd:glass Laser Demonstrated,” in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWX3.

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I. Musgrave, W. Clarkson, and D. Hanna, “Detailed study of thermal lensing in Nd:YVO4 under intense diode end-pumping,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Baltimore, MD, 2001), pp. 171–172.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the RA with external SHG generation.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Output power (square) and beam quality factor M2 (triangle) for 2 to 7 cycles in the RA with a repetition rate of 20 kHz and a seed pulse duration of 300 ps. (b) Contrast of the output pulse for 5 cycles in the RA. The insert shows the intracavity signal of the RA.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Output power of RA (triangle, up), SHG output power (triangle, down) and SHG conversion efficiency (cycle) for different seed pulse durations. (b) Pulse duration after RA (triangle, up) and SHG generation (triangle, down) for different seed pulse durations.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Normalized, superposed temporal profile of seed (solid), RA (dashed) and SHG (dotted) pulses. (b) Normalized, superposed spectral profile of seed (solid), RA (dashed) and SHG (dotted) pulses.

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