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]

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]

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]

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

2005 (2)

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]

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]

2004 (2)

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

2003 (2)

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]

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]

2002 (1)

2000 (2)

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-P’erot interferometer," Appl. Phys. B 71,185-191 (2000).

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-P’erot 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-averagepower diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses," Appl. Phys. B 78,287-290 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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]

Collier, J.

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.

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.

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]

Hancock, S.

Hein, J.

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

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hollemann, G.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, "A high-averagepower 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-averagepower 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.

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 cavitydumped 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.

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]

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-P’erot 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]

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]

Paunescu, G.

M. Siebold, M. Hornung, J. Hein, G. Paunescu, R. Sauerbrey, T. Bergmann, and G. Hollemann, "A high-averagepower 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]

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

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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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