Abstract

A simple, robust and compact pulse compressor for high-repetition rate high-peak power fiber chirped pulse amplification systems is presented. We use noble-gas-filled hollow fibers for spectral broadening of the optical pulses via self-phase modulation. Subsequent compression with chirped mirrors shortens the pulses by more than a factor 10. Pulses shorter than 70 fs with pulse energies of the order of 100μJ have been obtained resulting in a peak power up to 1 GW at 30.3 kHz. Additionally, nonlinear polarization rotation has been used for temporal pulse cleaning during the nonlinear compression at 30.3 kHz and 100 kHz, respectively.

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2008

2007

2006

J. Limpert, F. Roser, T. Schreiber, and A. Tunnermann, " High-power ultrafast fiber laser systems," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 233-244 (2006).
[CrossRef]

I. Matsushima, H. Yashiro, and T. Tomie, "10 kHz 40 W Ti:sapphire regenerative ring amplifier," Opt. Lett. 31, 2066-2068 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-13-2066.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

A. Tunnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Roser, A. Liem, S. Hofer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, "The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38, 681-693 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, "Optimal spectral broadening in hollow-fiber compressor systems," Appl. Phys. B 80, 285-286 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003

G. Cerullo and S. Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

2000

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Fibich and A. Gaeta, "Critical power for self-focusing in bulk media and in hollow waveguides," Opt. Lett. 25, 335-337 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998

S. Backus and C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. Tropper, and D. Hanna, "Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049-1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, "Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793-2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1988

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1985

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, "Nonresonant third order hyperpolarizability of rare gases and N2 determined by third harmonic generation," Opt. Commun. 56, 67-72 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1964

Q2. E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow Metallic and Dielectric Waveguides for Long Distance Optical Transmission and Lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

1960

A. Dalgarno and A. E. Kingston, "The refractive indices and Verdet constants of the inert gases," Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 259, 424-429 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

S. Backus and C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, T.

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Z.

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cohen, O.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dalgarno, A.

A. Dalgarno and A. E. Kingston, "The refractive indices and Verdet constants of the inert gases," Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 259, 424-429 (1960).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, "Optimal spectral broadening in hollow-fiber compressor systems," Appl. Phys. B 80, 285-286 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, "Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793-2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C.

S. Backus and C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

Ferray, M.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fibich, G.

Gaeta, A.

Gaeta, A. L.

Gaudiosi, D.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H¨adrich, S.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hadrich, S.

Hanna, D.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. Tropper, and D. Hanna, "Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049-1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hofer, S.

A. Tunnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Roser, A. Liem, S. Hofer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, "The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38, 681-693 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Holtsnider, J.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Homoelle, D.

Kapteyn, H.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kapteyn, H. C.

S. Backus and C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kingston, A. E.

A. Dalgarno and A. E. Kingston, "The refractive indices and Verdet constants of the inert gases," Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 259, 424-429 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

T. Brabec and F. Krausz, "Intense few-cycle laser fields: Frontiers of nonlinear optics," Rev. Mod. Phys. 72, 545-591 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

L’Huillier, A.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lehmeier, H. J.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, "Nonresonant third order hyperpolarizability of rare gases and N2 determined by third harmonic generation," Opt. Commun. 56, 67-72 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Lenzner, M.

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leupacher, W.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, "Nonresonant third order hyperpolarizability of rare gases and N2 determined by third harmonic generation," Opt. Commun. 56, 67-72 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Li, X. F.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Liem, A.

A. Tunnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Roser, A. Liem, S. Hofer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, "The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38, 681-693 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Liu, Y.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lompre, L. A.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mainfray, G.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Manus, C.

M. Ferray, A. L’Huillier, X. F. Li, L. A. Lompre, G. Mainfray, and C. Manus, "Multiple harmonic conversion of 1064 nm radiation in rare gases," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 21, L31 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Marcatili, E. A. J.

Q2. E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, "Hollow Metallic and Dielectric Waveguides for Long Distance Optical Transmission and Lasers," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783-1809 (1964).

Matsushima, I.

Miao, J.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mourou, G.

Murnane, M.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

S. Backus and C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, "High power ultrafast lasers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207-1223 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. Tropper, and D. Hanna, "Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049-1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, and S. De Silvestri, "Optimal spectral broadening in hollow-fiber compressor systems," Appl. Phys. B 80, 285-286 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "A novel-high energy pulse compression system: generation of multigigawatt sub-5-fs pulses," Appl. Phys. B 65, 189-196 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and O. Svelto, "Generation of high energy 10 fs pulses by a new pulse compression technique," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2793-2795 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nolte, S.

A. Tunnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Roser, A. Liem, S. Hofer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, "The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38, 681-693 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. Tropper, and D. Hanna, "Ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049-1056 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Paul, A.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Penzkofer, A.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, and A. Penzkofer, "Nonresonant third order hyperpolarizability of rare gases and N2 determined by third harmonic generation," Opt. Commun. 56, 67-72 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Raymondson, D.

R. Sandberg, A. Paul, D. Raymondson, S. H¨adrich, D. Gaudiosi, J. Holtsnider, R. Tobey, O. Cohen, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, C. Song, J. Miao, Y. Liu, and F. Salmassi, "Lensless Diffractive Imaging using Tabletop Coherent High-Harmonic Soft-X-Ray Beams," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 098103 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roser, F.

J. Rothhardt, S. Hadrich, F. Roser, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "500MW peak power degenerated optical parametric amplifier delivering 52 fs pulses at 97 kHz repetition rate," Opt. Express 16, 8981-8988 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8981.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Eidam, F. Roser, O. Schmidt, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "57W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression," Appl. Phys. B 92, 9-12 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Roser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tunnermann, "Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 32, 3495-3497 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3495.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, F. Roser, T. Schreiber, and A. Tunnermann, " High-power ultrafast fiber laser systems," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 233-244 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Spectral broadening factor F = ∆ω/ (∆ω)0 (Coulored curves) and corresponding loss α (dashed black curve) with respect to the inner radius of the hollow fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the hollow fiber compression stage of the output of a high-power FCPA system. Note that the polarization elements (QWP - quarter-wave plate, HWP - half-wave plate, polarizer) have only been used for pulse cleaning as described in section 4.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output beam profile of the hollow fiber measured with an optimized coupling of the FCPA output to the 100μm inner radius fiber.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Spectrum of the input (blue line) and the output (black line) of the hollow fiber compression stage together with the corresponding numerical simulation (red dashed). The output spectrum has been measured after the chirped mirror compressor. (b) Autocorrelation of the output of the hollow fiber compression stage showing an autocorrelation width of 100 fs (black). Also plotted in the same graph are the Fourier Transform of the corresponding spectrum with additional TOD (blue dashed) and the corresponding numerical simulation (red dashed).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Output spectrum of the hollow fiber compressor at a repetition rate of 30.3 kHz and with a Xenon pressure of 3.6 bar. (b) Corresponding autocorrelation trace with a width of τAC = 99fs (black solid line) together with the Fourier transform of the spectrum with additional TOD (red dashed line).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Output spectrum of the hollow fiber compressor at a repetition rate of 100 kHz and with a Xenon pressure of 3.6 bar. (b) Corresponding autocorrelation trace with a width of τAC = 99fs (black solid line) together with the Fourier transform of the spectrum with additional TOD (red dashed line).

Equations (2)

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α [ dB m ] = 8.686 · ( 2.405 2 · π ) 2 · λ 2 a 3 · 1 2 · ν 2 1 ν 2 1 ,
F = Δ ω ( Δ ω ) 0 = 1 + 4 3 3 · Φ nl max ,

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