Abstract

We theoretically study the pulse-contrast degradation of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) system pumped by a temporally phase-modulated laser. We reveal two physical mechanisms that reduce the contrast in such a parametric process: the effect of phase transfer caused by group-velocity mismatch (GVM) and the effect of FM-to-AM conversion caused by group-velocity dispersion (GVD). Degradation of the contrast is quantified via numerical simulations. To reduce the effect of phase transfer, a pair of OPCPAs seeded by the signal and idler respectively, is studied for effectively improving the contrast in such a case with pump phase modulation. The results presented in this paper are of particular importance for extremely intense laser applications requiring high contrast.

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P. Qiu, K. Wang, H. Y. Zhu, and L. J. Qian, “Spectral phase shifts in femtosecond parametric down-conversion with media dispersion,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 013810 (2010).
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2007 (5)

J. van Howe, J. H. Lee, and C. Xu, “Generation of 3.5 nJ femtosecond pulses from a continuous-wave laser without mode locking,” Opt. Lett. 32(11), 1408–1410 (2007).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2006 (6)

G. A. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. V. Bulanov, “Optics in the relativistic regime,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(2), 309–371 (2006).
[Crossref]

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevičius, and F. Krausz, “Investigation of the superfluorescence and signal amplification in an ultrabroadband multiterawatt optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier system,” N. J. Phys. 8(10), 219 (2006).
[Crossref]

K. Wang, L. J. Qian, and H. Y. Zhu, “Signal-to-noise ratio of ultrashort high-power pulse,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 18, 1–5 (2006).

P. Yuan, L. J. Qian, H. Luo, H. Y. Zhu, and S. C. Wen, “Femtosecond optical parametric amplification with dispersion pre-compensation,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 181–186 (2006).
[Crossref]

I. Jovanovic, C. P. Barty, C. Haefner, and B. Wattellier, “Optical switching and contrast enhancement in intense laser systems by cascaded optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 31(6), 787–789 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (4)

2004 (1)

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

T. Tajima and G. Mourou, ““Zettawatt-exawatt lasers and their applications in ultrastrong-field physics,” Phys. Rev. Spec. Top-Ac. 5, 031301 (2002).

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

O. A. Konoplev and D. D. Meyerhofter, “Cancellation of B-integral accumulation for CPA lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 459–469 (1998).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

1989 (2)

Albert, O.

Audebert, P.

Bagnoud, V.

Barty, C. P.

Bates, P. K.

Begishev, I. A.

Bordenave, E.

Brambrink, E.

Bulanov, S. V.

G. A. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. V. Bulanov, “Optics in the relativistic regime,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(2), 309–371 (2006).
[Crossref]

Cardoso, L.

Chambaret, J. P.

Chekhlov, O. V.

Cheriaux, G.

Chériaux, G.

Collier, J. L.

Cotel, A.

Danson, C. N.

Didenko, N. V.

Dimauro, L. F.

Dorrer, C.

Ehrlich, R. B.

Eidmann, K.

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fan, D.

Forget, N.

Freidman, G. I.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gerstner, E.

E. Gerstner, “Laser physics: extreme light,” Nature 446(7131), 16–18 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ginzburg, V. N.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Gouédard, C.

Guardalben, M. J.

Haefner, C.

Hancock, S.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hocquet, S.

Jaouën, Y.

Jovanovic, I.

Jullien, A.

Kalashnikov, M. P.

Kaluza, M.

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Katin, E. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Khazanov, E. A.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Kirsanov, A. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Konoplev, O. A.

O. A. Konoplev and D. D. Meyerhofter, “Cancellation of B-integral accumulation for CPA lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 459–469 (1998).
[Crossref]

Konyashchenko, A. V.

Krausz, F.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevičius, and F. Krausz, “Investigation of the superfluorescence and signal amplification in an ultrabroadband multiterawatt optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier system,” N. J. Phys. 8(10), 219 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kyrazis, D. T.

Le Blanc, C.

Lee, J. H.

Limpert, J.

Lozhkarev, V. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Luchinin, G. A.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Luo, H.

P. Yuan, L. J. Qian, H. Luo, H. Y. Zhu, and S. C. Wen, “Femtosecond optical parametric amplification with dispersion pre-compensation,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 181–186 (2006).
[Crossref]

H. Luo, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Y. Zhu, and S. C. Wen, “Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 13(24), 9747–9752 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lutsenko, A. P.

Mal'shakov, A. N.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Marcinkevicius, A.

F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevičius, and F. Krausz, “Investigation of the superfluorescence and signal amplification in an ultrabroadband multiterawatt optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier system,” N. J. Phys. 8(10), 219 (2006).
[Crossref]

Martyanov, M. A.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Matousek, P.

Meyerhofter, D. D.

O. A. Konoplev and D. D. Meyerhofter, “Cancellation of B-integral accumulation for CPA lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4(2), 459–469 (1998).
[Crossref]

Meyer-Ter-Vehn, J.

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mourou, G.

T. Tajima and G. Mourou, ““Zettawatt-exawatt lasers and their applications in ultrastrong-field physics,” Phys. Rev. Spec. Top-Ac. 5, 031301 (2002).

Mourou, G. A.

G. A. Mourou, T. Tajima, and S. V. Bulanov, “Optics in the relativistic regime,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(2), 309–371 (2006).
[Crossref]

Murray, J. R.

Neely, D.

New, G. H. C.

I. N. Ross, G. H. C. New, and P. K. Bates, “Contrast limitation due to pump noise in an optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system,” Opt. Commun. 273(2), 510–514 (2007).
[Crossref]

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New, and K. Osvay, “Analysis and optimization of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(12), 2945–2956 (2002).
[Crossref]

Notley, M.

Osvay, K.

Palashov, O. V.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Penninckx, D.

Poteomkin, A. K.

V. V. Lozhkarev, G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 Petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4(6), 421–427 (2007).
[Crossref]

Puth, J.

Qian, L. J.

P. Qiu, K. Wang, H. Y. Zhu, and L. J. Qian, “Spectral phase shifts in femtosecond parametric down-conversion with media dispersion,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 013810 (2010).
[Crossref]

X. H. Wei, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Zhu, and D. Fan, “Optical parametric amplification pumped by a phase-aberrated beam,” Opt. Express 16(12), 8904–8915 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Yuan, L. J. Qian, H. Luo, H. Y. Zhu, and S. C. Wen, “Femtosecond optical parametric amplification with dispersion pre-compensation,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(2), 181–186 (2006).
[Crossref]

K. Wang, L. J. Qian, and H. Y. Zhu, “Signal-to-noise ratio of ultrashort high-power pulse,” High Power Laser Part. Beams 18, 1–5 (2006).

H. Luo, L. J. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Y. Zhu, and S. C. Wen, “Hybrid seeded femtosecond optical parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 13(24), 9747–9752 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Qiu, P.

P. Qiu, K. Wang, H. Y. Zhu, and L. J. Qian, “Spectral phase shifts in femtosecond parametric down-conversion with media dispersion,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 013810 (2010).
[Crossref]

Risse, E.

Ross, I. N.

Rousseau, P.

Salin, F.

Sandner, W.

Santala, M. I.

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Schimpf, D.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schönnagel, H.

Schreiber, J.

M. Kaluza, J. Schreiber, M. I. Santala, G. D. Tsakiris, K. Eidmann, J. Meyer-Ter-Vehn, and K. J. Witte, “Influence of the laser prepulse on proton acceleration in thin-foil experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(4), 045003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Seise, E.

Sergeev, A. M.

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